Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Obverse
Piece bbdv40bs-aas (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdv40bs-aas: Banknote from Banco de Venezuela. 40 Bolívares. Design A, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries
Reverse
Piece bbdv40bs-aas (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdv40bs-aas: Banknote from Banco de Venezuela. 40 Bolívares. Design A, Type A. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbdv40bs-aa
  • Size: 175 x 76 mm (6.89 x 2.99 in.)
  • Obverse: On the left, portrait of Simon Bolivar inside an oval from unknown author. On the right, allegorical of a cowboy roping cattle. In the center, the denomination value "40" within a guilloche. On the top, the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA", "Sociedad Anónima". Below, the date filling space "Caracas, ______ de 18__" and the legend of the capitalization amount "Capital B/8.000.000.". Below the main theme, the denomination in words "Vale por Cuarenta Bolivares" with the payment clause "que se pagarán al portador en Carácas á la presentacion" «payable to bearer in Caracas upon presentation». In the upper right corner and bottom corners, the denomination value "40" within a guilloche.
  • Reverse: Dark green guilloche background. At left, inside a circle, Coat of Arms with the motto "INDEPENDENCIA", "LIBERTAD", "5 DE JULIO 1811", "28 DE MARZO 1864" and "DIOS Y FEDERACION". At right, the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA". In each corner the denomination value "40".
  • Production information: July 3rd, 1890: 15,000 pieces (serie 5, interval 00001 - 15000)
  • 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 (3)
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
S262pbbdv40bs-aap Entry with photo (A)No date
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Obverse only print proof over a cardboard. (perfored)
N/Lbbdv40bs-aap2 Entry with photoNo date
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Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S262sbbdv40bs-aas 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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