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Banknotes from the Banco Central de Venezuela : 20 Bolívares - Design B, Type A (Orejon) : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Obverse

Piece bbcv20bs-bas3 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bs-bas3. Photograph credits: Sergio Sucre Castillo

Reverse

Piece bbcv20bs-bas3 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bs-bas3. Photograph credits: Sergio Sucre Castillo

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: bbcv20bs-ba
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 20B
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • Obverse: Design in green with frame-like border. On the left, the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares». On the right, portrait of Simon Bolivar inside an oval from unknown author. In the center, the denomination value "20" with the payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank». In each corner, the denomination value "20". On the top, "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank».
  • Reverse: Design in green with frame-like border. In the center, Monument to Carabobo by Antonio Rodríguez del Villar, site which Bolívar achieved the independence of Venezuela on June 24th 1821. On the left, Coat of Arms. On the right, the denomination value "20". In each corner the denomination value "20". On the bottom, the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares». On the top, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela».
  • Common name: This design had as common name "Orejón" (big ears) and it was retired out of circulation early because the inhabitants rejected the exaggerated and ugly engraving of Simon Bolivar.
  • Signatures: "Presidente" «President» and "Primer Vice presidente" «First Vicepresident»

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Issues (1)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
P39bbcv20bs-ba01-g7 Agosto 21 1952
G7
2,004,000
Detail x

Other pieces (4)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bs-bap No date
A5
-
Detail x
Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbcv20bs-bas No date
A6
-
Detail x
No Specimen stamp
N/Lbbcv20bs-bas2 No date
G7
-
Detail x
Cancelled (Perfored)
N/Lbbcv20bs-bas3 No date
G7
-
Detail x
Stamped on the obverse with printer oval seal "SPECIMEN / CANCELLED" in black (not perfored).

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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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