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Piece bbdv100bs-bbs (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdv100bs-bbs: Design B, Type B. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Richard Rosenman: Billetes de Venezuela
Piece bbdv100bs-bbs (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdv100bs-bbs: Design B, Type B. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Richard Rosenman: Billetes de Venezuela
  • Identification Code: bbdv100bs-bb
  • Obverse: In the center, the denomination value "100" surrounded by the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA" - "SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA". Below, the denomination in words "CIEN BOLÍVARES" «one hundred Bolívares» and the payment clause "que se pagarán al portador en Carácas á la presentacion" «payable to bearer in Caracas upon presentation». On each side, representación de una mujer. On the top, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL" - "B/15.000.000". In each corner the denomination value "100" within a guilloche. On the bottom, the signatures zone. In the bottom border, the denomination both value and words "100 / CIEN" repeated several times. On the right, the date filling space "___ 19__".
  • Reverse: Orange background pattern. In the center, inside a circle Coat of Arms with the motto "INDEPENDENCIA", "LIBERTAD", "5 DE JULIO 1811", "28 DE MARZO 1864" and "DIOS Y FEDERACION", on each side the denomination value "100". Above and below of the Coat of Arms the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA".
  • Production information: June 1907: 5000 pieces (serie 5, interval 15001 - 20000)
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design B, Type A, changes the the date filling space.
  • Signatures: "Por el Banco de Venezuela" «p.p. Banco de Venezuela», "Por el Banco de Venezuela" «p.p. Banco de Venezuela» and "El Secretario" «The secretary»
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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
S273pbbdv100bs-bbp Entry with photoNo date
Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S273s1bbdv100bs-bbs Entry with photoNo date
Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" - "SPECIMEN", in red (perfored).
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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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