Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Piece bbcc100bs-aap (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcc100bs-aap: Design A, Type A. Proof banknote without date
Photograph credits: Marcos Urrutia
Piece bbcc100bs-aap2 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcc100bs-aap2: Design A, Type A. Proof banknote without date #2
Photograph credits: Marcos Urrutia
  • Identification Code: bbcc100bs-aa
  • Size: 224 x 104 mm (8.82 x 4.09 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in black with underprint in blue. On the upper left, allegorical of a seated woman. At right, Christopher Columbus. In the center, the issuer name "BANCO COMERCIAL", "SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA", capitalization amount "CAPITAL" / "B/3,200,000" (both with the denomination value "B/100" as background), "Carácas" with the date filling space "____ de 188___", the value in words "VALE POR CIEN BOLIVARES" «Worth for one hundred Bolivares», payment clause "que se pagarán al portador en Carácas á la presentacion" «payable to bearer in Caracas upon presentation» and capitalization amount "CAPITAL B/3,200,000". In each corner, the denomination value "100".
  • Reverse: Design in blue. In the center, Coat of Arms with the issuer name splitted in two parts "BANCO" / "COMERCIAL" above and below. In each corner, the denomination value "100".
  • Production information: June 1886: 5000 pieces (serie 4 and 5, interval 8001 - 9999 and 10000 - 13000), February 1888: 7000 pieces (serie 5, interval 13001 - 20000)
  • Signatures: "Por el Banco Comercial" «p.p. Banco Comercial», "Gerente" «Manager» and "Por el Banco Comercial" «p.p. Banco Comercial»
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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
S168bbcc100bs-aap Entry with incomplete photoNo date
Obverse only print proof. "CAPITAL B/3,200,000" in blue
N/Lbbcc100bs-aap2 Entry with incomplete photoNo date
Reverse only print proof
N/Lbbcc100bs-aap3 Entry with photoNo date
Obverse only print proof. "CAPITAL B/3,200,000" in pink
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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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