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  • Identification Code: bbdv20bs-bc
  • Size: 175 x 73 mm (6.89 x 2.87 in.)
  • Obverse: Black over yellow and green underprint. On the right a cowboy with cattle. At upper left corner, the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA". In each corner the denomination value "20" within a rossete (except upper left corner). At left, a rosette with the denomination value "20" within surrounded by the the payment clause "VALE POR VEINTE BOLIVARES QUE SE PAGARAN AL PORTADOR EN CARACAS A LA PRESENTACION". In the top, the legend of the capitalization amount "SOCIEDAD ANONIMA". Below the main theme, the date "Caracas, ______ de 189_".
  • Reverse: Green 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 FEDon", on each side the denomination value "20" within a rosette each side. Above and below the Coat of Arms the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA".
  • Production information: May 1897: 90,000 pieces (serie 5, interval 00001 - 90000)
  • Design variations: From Design B, Type A, there is an overprint of capitalization amount "CAPITAL Bs. 12.000.000".
  • Signatures: "Por el Banco de Venezuela" «p.p. Banco de Venezuela» and "Por el Banco de Venezuela" «p.p. Banco de Venezuela»
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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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