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Banknotes from Banco Caracas : 20 Bolívares - Design B, Type A : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Piece bbc20bs-bap (Obverse)
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Piece bbc20bs-bap2 (Reverse)
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  • Identification Code: bbc20bs-ba
  • Size: 77 x 177 mm (3.03 x 6.97 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in black over a background in purple and lilac. 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. In the center, the denomination in words "CIEN BOLÍVARES" «one hundred Bolívares» with the payment clause "EL BANCO CARACAS PAGARÁ AL PORTADOR EN DINERO EFECTIVO" / "A LA PRESENTACION DE ESTE BILLETE" (upon presentation of this banknote). Below, the date filling space "Caracas ______ de 18__".
  • 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: August 1890: 45,000 pieces (serie A5, interval A11000 - A55999) pieces
  • Signatures: "Presidente del directorio" «chairman», "Director" «Director» and "Gerente" «Manager»

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Other pieces (2)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
S131bbc20bs-bap No date
Detail x
Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbc20bs-bap2 No date
Detail x
Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.


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