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Obverse
Piece bbc20bs-ac04-g5 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbc20bs-ac04-g5: Banknote from Banco Caracas. 20 Bolívares. Design A, Type C. Date Diciembre 13 1916. Serie G5
Photograph credits: Mercadolibre: silveca
Reverse
Piece bbc20bs-ac04-g5 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbc20bs-ac04-g5: Banknote from Banco Caracas. 20 Bolívares. Design A, Type C. Date Diciembre 13 1916. Serie G5
Photograph credits: Mercadolibre: silveca
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbc20bs-ac
  • General: 177 x 77 mm (6.97 x 3.03 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in green. On the left, allegorical of Liberty with Phrygian cap. On the right, allegorical of cherub with the denomination value "20" within a guilloche above. On the top, the issuer name "BANCO CARACAS", "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA" and the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL B. 6.000.000". On the upper left and bottom right corners, the denomination value "20". On the bottom, the signatures zone with the value in words "VEINTE" «twenty» as background. Above, the date filling space "Caracas ______ de 19__". In the center, the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares» with the payment clause "EL BANCO CARACAS PAGARÁ AL PORTADOR EN DINERO EFECTIVO" «The Banco Caracas will pay to the bearer in cash» / "A LA PRESENTACION DE ESTE BILLETE" «upon presentation of this banknote».
  • Reverse: Design in green. In the center, allegorical of the Justice with an scale and sword surrounded by the issuer name "BANCO CARACAS", "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA" and the capitalization amount. On each side and on the corners, the denomination value "20" within a guilloche.
  • Production information: December 1912: 100,000 pieces (serie G5, interval G00001 - G99999) and G100000
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type B, with overprint "PAGADERO EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payment to the bearer at the bank offices».
  • Signatures: "Director" «Director», "Director" «Director» and "Gerente" «Manager»
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Warning
Due to the absence of official information on the banknotes issuance made by private and public entities before the creation of the Central Bank of Venezuela, the list includes known pieces or pieces referenced in a bibliography.
Issues (7)
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbc20bs-acx-g5 Entry with photoUnrecognized Date
G5
-
N/Lbbc20bs-ac04-g5 Entry with photo Diciembre 13 1916
G5
-
Known G14013 - ???
N/Lbbc20bs-ac06-g5 Entry with updated photo Mayo 21 1920
G5
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Known G34940 - ???
N/Lbbc20bs-ac02-g5 Entry with photo Enero 24 1923
G5
-
Known G49542 - ???
S153bbc20bs-ac01-g5
(Formelly as bbc20bs-ac01) Entry with updated photo
Enero 30 1925
G5
-
Known G62485 - G64404
N/Lbbc20bs-ac03-g5 Entry with photo Febrero 22 1928
G5
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Known G98594 - G00000
N/Lbbc20bs-ac05-g5 Entry with photo Agosto 15 1928
G5
-
Known G88639 - ???
Legend
Piece information
No change
Unconfirmed (C)
Added recently (N)
Deprecated (E)
Updated (A)
Unverified (V)
In revision (R)

Entry without photo

Entry with photo

Entry with updated photo

Entry with incomplete photo

N/L Not Listed in Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM)
XX.XXX.XXX ? Estimated amount, not confirmed
NOTE: The piece identification from the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM) used in this website is updated to: Specialized issues (7th edition - 1995), General issues 1368-1960 (14th edition - 2012) and Modern issues 1961-2019 (25th edition - 2019)
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