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Banknotes from the Banco de Maracaibo : 50 Bolívares - Design A, Type C : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Piece bbdm50bs-acs (Obverse)
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Piece bbdm50bs-acs (Reverse)
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  • Identification Code: bbdm50bs-ac
  • Size: 87 x 188 mm.
  • 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 18_". On the top, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL B 800.000".
  • Reverse: Design in green. On the left and on the right, the denomination value "50".
  • Production information: March 1889: 7040 pieces
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type A, changes the legend of the capitalization amount and the date filling space.
  • Signatures: "Gerente" «Manager» and "Presidente de la Asamblea Delegataria" «President of the Delegated Assembly»

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