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

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Piece bbdv20bs-cdx-6 (Obverse)
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Piece bbdv20bs-cdx-6 (Reverse)
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  • Identification Code: bbdv20bs-cd
  • Size: 75 x 174 mm
  • Obverse: In the center, a cowboy riding a horse alongside the cattle. Above, the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA" - "SOCIEDAD ANONIMA", and a rosette with the denomination value "20" each side, and below the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares». On the upper right, the date "CARACAS, ______". Below the payment clause, the signatures. Below the denomination in words, the payment clause "QUE SE PAGARAN AL PORTADOR A LA PRESENTACION". On the upper left, the the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL Bs. 12.000.000". There is an overprint with the payment clause "PAGADEROS EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" and the capitalization amount of "24.000.000".
  • 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".
  • Design variations: From Design C, Type C, there is an overprint with the capitalization amount.
  • 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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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.

Issues (1)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
S291abbdv20bs-cd01-6 Enero 29 1919
Detail x

Other pieces (1)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
N/Lbbdv20bs-cdx-6 Unrecognized Date
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