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Banknotes from Banco Caracas : 800 Bolívares - Design A, Type B : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Piece bbc800bs-abp (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbc800bs-abp. Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries


Piece bbc800bs-abp2 (Reverse)
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  • Identification Code: bbc800bs-ab
  • Obverse: Design in blue. In the center, the denomination in words "OCHOCIENTOS BOLÍVARES" (eight hundred bolivares) surrounded by the payment clause "El Banco Caracas pagara al portador en dinero efectivo a la presentacion de este billete" (Banco Caracas will pay to the bearer in cash upon presentation of this banknote). On the top, the issuer name "BANCO CARACAS", "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA" and the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL B. 6.000.000". On the bottom, the signatures zone. Above, the date filling space "Caracas, _____ de 189__". On the left, allegorical of two women. In each corner the denomination value "800".
  • Reverse: Design in blue. 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, the denomination value "800" within a guilloche.
  • Production information: August 1890: 1000 pieces (serie A4, interval A2000 - A2999), March 1891: 625 pieces (serie B4, interval B3000 - B3624).
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type A, the title of the signers.
  • Signatures: "Presidente del directorio" «chairman», "Director" «Director» and "Gerente" «Manager»

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N/Lbbc800bs-abp No date
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N/Lbbc800bs-abp2 No date
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