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Piece bbcv50bs-fa01s3 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Monalisa Money Mondo
Piece bbcv50bs-fa01s3 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Monalisa Money Mondo
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Characteristics from Design F, Type A
  • Identification Code: bbcv50bs-fa
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 50G
  • Size: 156 x 69 mm (6.14 x 2.72 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in dark green. On the right, portrait of Andrés Bello from unknown painter done in Santiago de Chile in 1850. On the left, watermarks zone. In the center, the denomination value "50" with the denomination in words "CINCUENTA BOLÍVARES" «fifty Bolívares» above and the payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank» below. In the upper right corner and bottom left corner the denomination value "50".
  • Reverse: Design in dark green. In the center, engraving of the painting "LA LECCION DE BELLO A BOLIVAR" «Teaching lesson from Bello to Bolivar» by Tito Salas. On the left, Coat of Arms. On the right, watermarks zone. 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".
  • Conmemotative motive: Bicentennial of the birth of Andrés Bello.
  • Identification Code: bbcv50bs-fa01s3
  • Piece type: Specimen banknote with date
  • Date: Enero 27 1981
  • Serie: A8. Prefix A followed by 8 zeroes or digits
  • Amount: 50 (estimated). 2 known pieces. (based on reports and researches. Not conclusive about amount of surviving pieces)
  • Printer: Thomas de la Rue Limited
  • Numbered specimen range: Estimated 1 - 50. Known 16 - 47
  • Known pieces or cases: 016 and 047
  • Note: Stamped "SPECIMEN" with printer oval seal. Numbered specimen
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  • Presidente «President»: Carlos Rafael Silva
  • Primer Vice presidente «First Vicepresident»: Hugo Romero Quintero
Identification in other catalogs
  • Qualitative code by Sergio Sucre: ebcv50g/8101/18/a/2
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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