In 1880-81 there was a consolidation and conversion of the republic's foreign indebtedness through a new loan of £2,750,000 at 3%, and in 1896 a new loan of 50,000,000 bolivares (£1,980,198) for railway guarantees and other domestic obligations.
Silver: 5, 2, I bolivares; 50, 20 centimos.
The old " peso " is no longer used except in accounts, and is reckoned at 4 bolivares, being sometimes described as a " soft " dollar.
Silver and nickel are legal tender for 50 and 20 bolivares respectively.
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