Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Obverse
Piece bbcm20bs-bas (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcm20bs-bas: Design B, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Ebay: detlef_hilmer
Reverse
Piece bbcm20bs-bas (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcm20bs-bas: Design B, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Ebay: detlef_hilmer
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbcm20bs-ba
  • Obverse: Design in green over a background in light-blue. In the center, allegorical of several oil well. Above, the issuer name "BANCO COMERCIAL DE MARACAIBO" and "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA". Below, the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty 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 the bottom border, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL Bs.2.000.000". On each side, the denomination value "20" within a guilloche. On the bottom, the signatures zone. On the left, the date filling space.
  • Reverse: Design in green. In the center, allegorical of a sea port with a ship. On the top, the issuer name "BANCO COMERCIAL DE MARACAIBO". On the bottom, the legend "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA". On the left, On the left and on the right, the denomination value "20" within a guilloche. In each corner the denomination value "20".
  • Production information: August 1933: 50,000 pieces (serie B6, interval B050001 - B100000)
  • Design variations: From Design A, Type A, the color changes to green
  • Signatures: "Director" «Director», "Director" «Director» and "Director" «Director»
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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.
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
S182abbcm20bs-bax-6 Entry with photoUnrecognized Date
B6
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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcm20bs-bap Entry with photoNo date
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Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbcm20bs-bap2 Entry with photoNo date
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Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S182sbbcm20bs-bas Entry with photoNo date
B5
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Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" - "SPECIMEN", in red (perfored).
Legend
Piece information
No change
Unconfirmed (C)
Added recently (N)
Deprecated (E)
Updated (A)
Unverified (V)
In revision (R)
  • Unconfirmed: Referenced piece that it's not confirmed the existence.
  • Added recently: Piece added since 27 December, 2023
  • Deprecated: Piece deleted and no longer valid.
  • Updated: Piece updated since 27 December, 2023
  • Unverified: Piece that should exists but no verified piece is known.
  • In revision: Catalogued piece that is under revision.

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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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