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Piece bbc20bs-ac03-g5 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbc20bs-ac03-g5: Design A, Type C. Date Febrero 22 1928. Serie G,5
Photograph credits: NUTRIA2001
Piece bbc20bs-ac03-g5 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbc20bs-ac03-g5: Design A, Type C. Date Febrero 22 1928. Serie G,5
Photograph credits: NUTRIA2001
  • 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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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
N/Lbbc20bs-acx-g5 Entry with photoUnrecognized Date
N/Lbbc20bs-ac04-g5 Entry with photo to improve Diciembre 13 1916
Known G, 14013-???
N/Lbbc20bs-ac06-g5 Entry with photo Mayo 21 1920
Known G, 34940-???
N/Lbbc20bs-ac02-g5 Entry with photo Enero 24 1923
Known G, 49542-???
(Formelly as bbc20bs-ac01) Entry with photo
Enero 30 1925
Known G, 62485-64404
N/Lbbc20bs-ac03-g5 Entry with photo Febrero 22 1928
Known G, 98594-???
N/Lbbc20bs-ac05-g5 Entry with photo Agosto 15 1928
Known G, 88639-???
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Unverified (V)
In revision (R)
  • Unconfirmed: Referenced piece that it's not confirmed the existence.
  • Added recently: Piece added since 29 March, 2024
  • Deprecated: Piece deleted and no longer valid.
  • Updated: Piece updated since 29 March, 2024
  • Unverified: Piece that should exists but no verified piece is known.
  • In revision: Catalogued piece that is under revision.

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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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