Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Piece bbdm20bs-afp2 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Numisfila
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries
Photograph credits: Numisfila
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Characteristics from Design A, Type F
  • Identification Code: bbdm20bs-af
  • 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 a su presentacion en las oficinas del banco" «Payable to bearer in the office of the bank». On the right, Coat of Arms. Above, the date filling space "_____ de 19__" 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: August 1916: 21,000 pieces (serie 5, interval 00001 - 21000)
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type E, changes the payment clause
  • Identification Code: bbdm20bs-afp2
  • Date: No date
  • Serie: No serial number
  • Amount: Unknown.
  • Printer: American Bank Note Co.
  • Note: Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
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  • Gerente «Manager»: No signature
  • Segundo Director Principal «2nd principal»: No signature
Identification in other catalogs
  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM): S218p2
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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