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Piece bbc20bs-bb01-e5 (Obverse)
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Characteristics from Design B, Type B
  • Identification Code: bbc20bs-bb
  • 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" «The Banco Caracas will pay to the bearer in cash» / "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: January 1893: 25,000 pieces (serie C5, interval C56000 - C80999) pieces, March 1898: 19,999 pieces (serie E5 and E6, interval E81000 - E99999 and E100000 - E100998) pieces
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design B, Type A, the title of the signers.
  • Identification Code: bbc20bs-bb01-e5
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote
  • Date: Junio 08 1903
  • Serie: E5. Prefix E followed by 5 digits
  • Amount: Unknown.
  • Printer: The Hommer Lee Bank Note Company New York
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Known E93509 - ???
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  • Director «Director»: Unknown
  • Director «Director»: Unknown
  • Gerente «Manager»: Unknown
Identification in other catalogs
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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