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Banknotes from Banco de Venezuela : 20 Bolívares - Design B, Type D : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Piece bbdv20bs-bdu (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdv20bs-bdu. Photograph credits: Megaser Inversiones


Piece bbdv20bs-bdu (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdv20bs-bdu. Photograph credits: Megaser Inversiones


  • Identification Code: bbdv20bs-bd
  • Size: 73 x 175 mm
  • 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", with an overpint of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL Bs 12.000.000". Below the main theme, the date "Caracas, ______ de 19__".
  • 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: June 1907: 10,000 pieces (serie 5 and 6, interval 00001 - 99999 and 100000)
  • Design variations: From Design B, Type B, near to the representation, an overprint of the payment clause "Pagaderos en las oficinas del Banco".
  • 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
S281rbbdv20bs-bdu No date
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Remainder. Known 92027 - 99825


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