Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Piece bbcm20bs-bap2 (Reverse)
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Reverse
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Characteristics from Design B, Type A
  • 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
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbcm20bs-bap2
  • Date: No date
  • Serie: No serial number
  • Amount: Unknown. 2 known pieces. (based on reports and researches. Not conclusive about amount of surviving pieces)
  • Printer: American Bank Note Co.
  • Numbered specimen range:
  • Note: Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
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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»: No signature
  • Director «Director»: No signature
  • Director «Director»: No signature
Identification in other catalogs
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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