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Obverse
Piece bbdm400bs-aas (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdm400bs-aas: Banknote from the Banco de Maracaibo. 400 Bolívares. Design A, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Tully's Antiques
Reverse
Piece bbdm400bs-aas (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdm400bs-aas: Banknote from the Banco de Maracaibo. 400 Bolívares. Design A, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Tully's Antiques
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbdm400bs-aa
  • Size: 186 x 88 mm (7.32 x 3.46 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in black over a background in yellow. In the center, portrait of an unknown woman. with the denomination value "400" below within a guilloche. Above, the issuer name "BANCO DE MARACAIBO" - "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA". On each side, the denomination value "400" within a guilloche. On the left, allegorical of a standing woman holding a book. On the bottom left, Coat of Arms. In upper corners the denomination value "400" within a guilloche. On the bottom, the signatures zone. Above, splitted in two parts, the denomination in words "CUATROCIENTOS BOLIVARES" 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». On the upper right, the date filling space "____ de 18__".
  • Reverse: Design in yellow. In the center, the denomination value "400" within a guilloche
  • Production information: October 1896: 1375 pieces
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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.
Other pieces (4)
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
S209p1bbdm400bs-aap Entry with photo (A)No date
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Obverse only print proof over a cardboard. (perfored)
N/Lbbdm400bs-aap2 Entry with photo (A)No date
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Reverse only print proof
S209p2bbdm400bs-aap3 Entry with updated photo (N)No date
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Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbdm400bs-aas Entry with photoNo date
5
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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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