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

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Piece bbdm100bs-acs (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdm100bs-acs. Photograph credits: PANA


Piece bbdm100bs-acs (Reverse)
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  • Identification Code: bbdm100bs-ac
  • 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 18__". Bellow of the issuer name, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL 800.000".
  • Reverse: Design in blue. In the center, the denomination value "100" within a guilloche.
  • Production information: March 1st, 1889: 2640 pieces
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type B, Changed capitalization amount from "320.000" to "800.000" and the date filling space.
  • Signatures: "Gerente" «Manager» and "Presidente de la Asamblea Delegataria" «President of the Delegated Assembly»

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Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" - "SPECIMEN", in red (perfored).. Signers: Unknown


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