Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Obverse
Piece bbdv20bs-aas (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdv20bs-aas: Banknote from Banco de Venezuela. 20 Bolívares. Design A, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Richard Rosenman: Billetes de Venezuela
Reverse
Piece bbdv20bs-aas (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdv20bs-aas: Banknote from Banco de Venezuela. 20 Bolívares. Design A, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbdv20bs-aa
  • Size: 175 x 76 mm (6.89 x 2.99 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in black with yellow underprint. On the left, allegorical of a farmer with two horses surrounded above by the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA" - "SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA". On each side, the denomination value "20" within a guilloche. Below, the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares» with the payment clause "que se pagarán al portador en Carácas á la presentacion" «payable to bearer in Caracas upon presentation». On the right, portrait of Simon Bolivar inside an oval from unknown author. On the top, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL B/8.000.000" and below, the date filling space "CARACAS ____ 189_".
  • Reverse: Design in brown. 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 "20" within a guilloche. Above and below of the Coat of Arms, the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA".
  • Production information: July 3rd, 1890: 30,000 pieces (serie 5, interval 00001 - 30000)
  • 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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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 (6)
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
S261pbbdv20bs-aap Entry with photoNo date
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Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S261pbbdv20bs-aap2 Entry with photoNo date
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-
Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbdv20bs-aap3 Entry with photoNo date
5
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Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S261sbbdv20bs-aas Entry with photoNo date
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-
No Specimen stamp (perfored)
S261sbbdv20bs-aas2 Entry with photoEntry with incomplete photoNo date
5
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No Specimen stamp
N/Lbbdv20bs-aas3 Entry with photoNo date
5
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Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" - "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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