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Obverse
Piece bbdm20bs-ads (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdm20bs-ads: Banknote from the Banco de Maracaibo. 20 Bolívares. Design A, Type D. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Tully's Antiques
Reverse
Piece bbdm20bs-ads (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdm20bs-ads: Banknote from the Banco de Maracaibo. 20 Bolívares. Design A, Type D. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Tully's Antiques
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbdm20bs-ad
  • Size: 188 x 87 mm (7.4 x 3.43 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in black over a background in yellow. In the center, allegorical of a seated woman on the seashore with suitcases far away from a ship. Above, the issuer name "BANCO DE MARACAIBO" - "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA". On each side, the denomination value "20" within a guilloche. Below, the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares». On the left, allegorical of a sailing ship with the denomination value "20" within a guilloche above. On the bottom, the signatures zone. Above, the payment clause "Que se pagaran al portador en Maracaibo a su presentacion" «Payable to bearer in Maracaibo upon presentation». On the right, Coat of Arms. Above, the date filling space "_____ de 188__" and the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL 1.250.000".
  • Reverse: Design in yellow. On the left and on the right, the denomination value "20".
  • Production information: October 1896: 22,001 pieces
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type A, changes the legend of the capitalization amount.
  • Signatures: "Gerente" «Manager» and "Presidente de la Asamblea Delegataria" «President of the Delegated Assembly»
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Warning
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 (1)
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbdm20bs-ad01-5 Entry with photoEntry with incomplete photo Enero 01 1897
5
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Known 13288 - ???
Other pieces (2)
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
S205bbdm20bs-adp Entry without photoNo date
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Print proof
N/Lbbdm20bs-ads Entry with photoNo date
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Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" in red (perfored).
Legend
Piece information
No change
Unconfirmed (C)
Added recently (N)
Deprecated (E)
Updated (A)
Unverified (V)
In revision (R)

Entry without photo

Entry with photo

Entry with updated photo

Entry with incomplete photo

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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