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Banknotes from the Banco de Maracaibo : 200 Bolívares - Design A, Type C : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Piece bbdm200bs-ac01-3 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdm200bs-ac01-3. Photograph credits: Richard Rosenman: Billetes de Venezuela


Piece bbdm200bs-ac01-3 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdm200bs-ac01-3. Photograph credits: Richard Rosenman: Billetes de Venezuela


  • Identification Code: bbdm200bs-ac
  • Size: 89 x 189 mm.
  • 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 1.250.000" 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). Overprint "PAGADERO EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO".
  • Reverse: Design in red. On the left, right and bottom, the denomination value "200".
  • Production information: October 1st, 1896: 2200 pieces
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type B, with overprint and changes the signers.
  • Signatures: "Gerente" «Manager» and "Segundo Director Principal" «2nd principal»

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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
N/Lbbdm200bs-ac01-3 Marzo 15 1915
Detail x
Known 176 - ???. Signers: Clodomiro Rodriguez, José Antonio Parra Chacín


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