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Piece bbdm50bs-abp (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdm50bs-abp: Design A, Type B. Proof banknote without date
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries
Piece bbdm50bs-abp2 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdm50bs-abp2: Design A, Type B. Proof banknote without date #2
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries
  • Identification Code: bbdm50bs-ab
  • Size: 188 x 87 mm (7.4 x 3.43 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in black over a background in green. In the center, allegorical of a woman emptying a pot. Above, the issuer name "BANCO DE MARACAIBO" - "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA". On each side, the denomination value "50" within a guilloche. On the bottom, the signatures zone. On the left,, allegorical of a standing man with the value in words "CINCUENTA" (FIFTY) below. On the right, Coat of Arms with the value in words "CINCUENTA" (FIFTY) below. In each corner the denomination value "50". Above, splitted in two parts, the denomination in words "CINCUENTA BOLÍVARES" «fifty Bolívares» and the payment clause "Que se pagaran al portador en Maracaibo a su presentacion" «Payable to bearer in Maracaibo upon presentation». On the upper right, the date filling space "____ de _______ de 188_". On the top, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL B 320.000".
  • Reverse: Design in green. On the left and on the right, the denomination value "50".
  • Production information: February 1885: 3520 pieces
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type A, changes the legend of the capitalization amount.
  • Signatures: "Gerente" «Manager» and "Segundo Director Principal" «2nd principal»
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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
S196p1bbdm50bs-abp Entry with photoNo date
Obverse only print proof over a cardboard. (perfored)
S196p2bbdm50bs-abp2 Entry with photoNo date
Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
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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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