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Banknotes from the Banco de Maracaibo : 100 Bolívares - Design A, Type B : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Photo from piece bbdm100bs-abp. Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries



  • Identification Code: bbdm100bs-ab
  • Size: 87 x 190 mm.
  • Obverse: On the left, allegorical of a seated woman with a sailing ship at right and Coat of Arms at left. On the right, allegorical of a seated woman with a wheel. In the center,, the issuer name "BANCO DE MARACAIBO", "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA" and the denomination in words "CIEN BOLÍVARES" «one hundred Bolívares». In each corner the denomination both value and words "100 / CIEN". In the background, the capitalization amount. On the bottom, the signatures zone and the denomination value "100" in each side. Above, the payment clause "Que se pagaran al portador en Maracaibo a su presentacion" (Payable to bearer in Maracaibo upon presentation). On the top, the date filling space "Maracaibo, _____ de 188__". Bellow of the issuer name, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL 320.000".
  • Reverse: Design in blue. In the center, the denomination value "100" within a guilloche.
  • Production information: February 1885: 1320 pieces
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type A, Changed capitalization amount from "160.000" to "320.000"
  • Signatures: "Gerente" «Manager» and "Presidente de la Asamblea Delegataria" «President of the Delegated Assembly»

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