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

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Piece bbdm100bs-bas (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdm100bs-bas. Photograph credits: Organización Bell


Piece bbdm100bs-bas (Reverse)
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  • Identification Code: bbdm100bs-ba
  • Size: 74 x 176 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", the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL 2.500.000", "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA", the denomination in words "CIEN BOLÍVARES" «one hundred Bolívares» and the payment clause "Que se pagaran al portador a su presentacion en las oficinas del banco" (Payable to bearer in the office of the bank). In each corner the denomination both value and words "100 / CIEN". On the bottom, the signatures zone and the denomination value "100" in each side. On the top, the date filling space "Maracaibo, _____ de 188__".
  • Reverse: Design in blue. In the center, the denomination value "100" within a guilloche.
  • Production information: January 1926: 15,000 pieces (serie 5, interval 00001 - 15000)
  • Similarities of the obverse design: From Design A, Type E, with security background
  • Signatures: "Gerente" «Manager» and "Segundo Director Principal" «2nd principal»

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Due to the absence of official information on the banknotes issuance made by private and public entities before the creation of the Central Bank of Venezuela, the list includes known pieces or pieces referenced in a bibliography.

Issues (2)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
S228abbdm100bs-ba01-c5 Mayo 20 1926
Detail x
Known C08951 - ???. Signers: Eduardo Ball, Juan E. París hijo
N/Lbbdm100bs-ba02-c5 Abril 01 1931
Detail x
Known C14253 - ???. Signers: Atilio Rivas, Clodomiro Rodriguez

Other pieces (2)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
N/Lbbdm100bs-bap No date
Detail x
Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S228sbbdm100bs-bas No date
Detail x
Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" - "SPECIMEN", in red (perfored).


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