Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Piece bbdm200bs-aas (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdm200bs-aas: Design A, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Tully's Antiques
Piece bbdm200bs-aas (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdm200bs-aas: Design A, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Tully's Antiques
  • Identification Code: bbdm200bs-aa
  • Size: 189 x 89 mm (7.44 x 3.5 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in black over a background in red.In the center, allegorical of a lying woman. Below, the denomination in words "DOSCIENTOS BOLIVARES" «two hundreds bolivares» with the denomination value "200" within a guilloche at each side. In each corner the denomination value "200" within a guilloche. On the top, the issuer name "BANCO DE MARACAIBO" - "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA". On the bottom, the signatures zone. On the left, allegorical of a helmeted Athena with a woman. On the right, allegorical of two seated woman with the body of the Coat of Arms. Below, the the legend of the capitalization amount "B 800.000" and the date filling space "_______ 18__". In the signatures zone, the payment clause "Que se pagaran al portador en Maracaibo a su presentacion" «Payable to bearer in Maracaibo upon presentation».
  • Reverse: Design in red. On the left, right and bottom, the denomination value "200".
  • Production information: March 1st, 1889: 1320 pieces
  • Signatures: "Gerente" «Manager» and "Presidente de la Asamblea Delegataria" «President of the Delegated Assembly»
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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
S203p1bbdm200bs-aap Entry with photoNo date
Obverse only print proof over a cardboard. (perfored)
S203p2bbdm200bs-aap2 Entry with photoNo date
Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbdm200bs-aas Entry with photoNo date
Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" - "SPECIMEN", in red (perfored).
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  • Added recently: Piece added since 19 February, 2024
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  • Updated: Piece updated since 19 February, 2024
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N/L Not Listed in Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM)
XX.XXX.XXX ? Estimated amount, not confirmed
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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