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Piece bbcv50bs-ba01-c7 : Banknote of 50 Bolívares : Date Febrero 26 1953 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Obverse

Piece bbcv50bs-ba01-c7 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Convención Numismática Valencia

Reverse

Piece bbcv50bs-ba01-c7 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Convención Numismática Valencia

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Characteristics from Design B, Type A

  • Identification Code: bbcv50bs-ba
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 50B
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • Obverse: Design in black with frame-like border. On the left, portrait of Simon Bolivar inside an oval from unknown author. On the right, the denomination in words "CINCUENTA BOLÍVARES" «fifty Bolívares». In the center, the denomination value "50" with the payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank» in two parts. On the top, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». In each corner the denomination value "50".
  • Reverse: Design in orange 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, the denomination value "50". On the right, Coat of Arms. On the top, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». On the bottom, the denomination in words "CINCUENTA BOLÍVARES" «fifty Bolívares». In each corner the denomination value "50".
  • 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.

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: bbcv50bs-ba01-c7
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote
  • Date: Febrero 26 1953
  • Serie: C7. Prefix C followed by 7 digits
  • Amount: 744,000. 21 known pieces. (based on reports and researches. Not conclusive about amount of surviving pieces)
  • Printer: Thomas de la Rue Limited
  • Serial interval: C0414001 - C1158000.
  • Known pieces or cases: C0434986, C0434987, C0434988, C0434994, C0434995, C0438331, C0451821, C0522025, C0581973, C0595928, C0644960, C0661056, C0683399, C0718514, C0783666, C0888484, C0922561, C0983686, C1056893, C1070610 and C1129255

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Signatures

  • Presidente «President»: Carlos Mendoza Goiticoa
  • Primer Vice presidente «First Vicepresident»: J.J. González Gorrondona

Identification in other catalogs

  • Qualitative code by Sergio Sucre: bcv50b/5302/06/c
  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM): P40
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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