Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Obverse
Piece bbcm10bs-ba01-a5 (Obverse)
Reverse
Piece bbcm10bs-ba01-a5 (Reverse)
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Characteristics from Design B, Type A
  • Identification Code: bbcm10bs-ba
  • Size: 161 x 75 mm (6.34 x 2.95 in.)
  • Obverse: In the center, portrait of Rafael Urdaneta inside an oval. On each side, the denomination value "10" within a guilloche. Above, the issuer name "BANCO COMERCIAL DE MARACAIBO" - "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA". Below, the denomination in words "DIEZ BOLIVARES" «Ten Bolívares» and the payment clause "pagara al portador en sus oficinas en dinero en efectivo" «will pay to the bearer in the office in cash». In each corner the denomination value "10" within a guilloche. On the bottom, the signatures zone with the value in words "DIEZ" «ten». On the left, the date filling space "Maracaibo, __________ 19__". On the right, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL Bs 400.000".
  • Reverse: Design in green. In the center, allegorical of a cowboy chasing cows. Above, the issuer name "BANCO COMERCIAL DE MARACAIBO". Below, "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA". On each side, the denomination value "10" within a guilloche. In upper corners, the denomination value "10" within a guilloche. In the bottom corners the denomination value in roman "X" (10).
  • Production information: November 1920: 80,000 pieces (serie 5 and 6, interval 80001 - 99999 and 100000 - 160000)
  • Design variations: From Design A, Type A, changes the issuer name.
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbcm10bs-ba01-a5
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote
  • Date: Mayo 01 1921
  • Serie: A5. Prefix A followed by 5 digits
  • Amount: Unknown. 1 known piece. (based on reports and researches. Not conclusive about amount of surviving pieces)
  • Printer: American Bank Note Co.
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Known A80789 - ???
  • Known pieces or cases: A80789
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Warning
Due to the absence of official information on the banknotes issuance made by private and public entities before the creation of the Central Bank of Venezuela, the list includes known pieces or pieces referenced in a bibliography.
Signatures
  • Director «Director»: Luis H. Troconis
  • Director «Director»: Eduardo J. Delgado
  • Director «Director»: A. Dubuc
Identification in other catalogs
  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM): S173a
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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