Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Piece bbcc500bs-aap2 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcc500bs-aap2: Design A, Type A. Proof banknote without date #2
Photograph credits: Bowers and Merena Auctions
Piece bbcc500bs-aap3 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcc500bs-aap3: Design A, Type A. Proof banknote without date #3
Photograph credits: Bowers and Merena Auctions
  • Identification Code: bbcc500bs-aa
  • Size: 224 x 104 mm (8.82 x 4.09 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in black with underprint in salmon. At left, Christopher Columbus. In the center, the issuer name "BANCO COMERCIAL", "SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA" (with the denomination "B/500" as background) splited by the denomination "B/500", capitalization amount "CAPITAL B/3,200,000", the value in words "VALE POR QUINIENTOS BOLIVARES" «Worth for five hundred Bolivares» and payment clause "que se pagarán al portador en Carácas á la presentacion" «payable to bearer in Caracas upon presentation» with capitalization amount "CAPITAL B/3,200,000" as background. At upper left the denomination in words "QUINIENTOS BOLÍVARES" «five hundred Bolívares». In each corner, the denomination value "500".
  • Reverse: Design in pink. In the center, sailors with the issuer name splitted in two parts "BANCO" / "COMERCIAL" above and below. In each corner, the denomination value "500".
  • Production information: June 1886: 1000 pieces (serie 4, interval 3601 - 4600)
  • 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
S169bbcc500bs-aap Entry with incomplete photoNo date
Proof. "CAPITAL B/3,200,000" in salmon (perfored)
N/Lbbcc500bs-aap2 Entry with photoNo date
Obverse only print proof. "CAPITAL B/3,200,000" in blue
N/Lbbcc500bs-aap3 Entry with photoNo date
Reverse only print proof
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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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