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Piece bbc20bs-ads : Banknote of 20 Bolívares : No date : Banco Caracas

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Obverse

Piece bbc20bs-ads (Obverse)
Photograph credits: PANA

Reverse

Piece bbc20bs-ads (Reverse)
Photograph credits: PANA

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Characteristics from Design A, Type D

  • Identification Code: bbc20bs-ad
  • General: 77mm x 177mm
  • 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" / "A LA PRESENTACIÓN DE ESTE BILLETE EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO".
  • 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"

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: bbc20bs-ads
  • Piece type: Specimen banknote without date
  • Date: No date
  • Serie: J6. Prefix J followed by 6 zeroes
  • Amount: Unknown. 2 known pieces. (based on reports and researches. Not conclusive about amount of surviving pieces)
  • Printer: The Hommer Lee Bank Note Company New York
  • Numered specimen range:
  • Note: Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" in red (perfored).

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Signatures

  • Director «Director»: Unknown
  • Director «Director»: Unknown
  • Gerente «Manager»: Unknown

Identification in other catalogs

  • Qualitative code by Sergio Sucre: Not listed
  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM): S158s
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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