Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Obverse
Piece bbc20bs-ads (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbc20bs-ads: Design A, Type D. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: PANA
Reverse
Piece bbc20bs-ads (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbc20bs-ads: Design A, Type D. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: PANA
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbc20bs-ad
  • 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 PRESENTACIÓN DE ESTE BILLETE EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «On presentation of this banknote at the bank offices».
  • 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: March 1926: 100,000 pieces (serie J6, interval J000001 - J100000)
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type B, changes the payment clause from "A LA PRESENTACION DE ESTE BILLETE" «upon presentation of this banknote» to "A LA PRESENTACIÓN DE ESTE BILLETE EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «On presentation of this banknote 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.
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbc20bs-ad01-J6 Entry with photo Febrero 22 1928
J6
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Known J002602 - ???
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
S158pbbc20bs-adp Entry with photoNo date
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Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S158sbbc20bs-ads Entry with photoNo date
J6
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Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" in red (perfored).
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  • Unconfirmed: Referenced piece that it's not confirmed the existence.
  • Added recently: Piece added since 18 March, 2024
  • Deprecated: Piece deleted and no longer valid.
  • Updated: Piece updated since 18 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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