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Piece bbdv20bs-cdx-6 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdv20bs-cdx-6: Design C, Type D. Blurred date. Serie 6 digits
Photograph credits: Numisur
Piece bbdv20bs-cdx-6 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdv20bs-cdx-6: Design C, Type D. Blurred date. Serie 6 digits
Photograph credits: Numisur
  • Identification Code: bbdv20bs-cd
  • Size: 174 x 75 mm (6.85 x 2.95 in.)
  • 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.
  • Variations: There are 3 types of variations in the overprint at the Capitalization amount, all in red:
    1) ⓧⓧⓧⓧⓧ
    2) ⓧⓧⓧⓧⓧ with ℓℓℓ underline
    3) Filled rectangle
  • 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
N/Lbbdv20bs-cdx-6 Entry with photoUnrecognized Date
S291abbdv20bs-cd01-6 Entry with incomplete photo Agosto 14 1923
Known 230047 - ???
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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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