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Banknotes from Banco de Venezuela : 500 Bolívares - Design B, Type B : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Piece bbdv500bs-bbp (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdv500bs-bbp. Photograph credits: Ebay: devilmansports


Piece bbdv500bs-bbp (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdv500bs-bbp. Photograph credits: Ebay: devilmansports


  • Identification Code: bbdv500bs-bb
  • Obverse: Design in black over a background in pink-orange. On the left, portrait of Simon Bolivar inside an oval from unknown author. Above, the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA" - "SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA". Below, the denomination in words "QUINIENTOS BOLÍVARES" «five hundred Bolívares». On each side, the denomination value "500" within a guilloche. On the right, allegorical of a woman with a lyre. On the bottom, the signatures zone. On the top, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL B/15.000.000". The design is the same to the denomination value "500". Below, "que se pagarán al portador en Carácas á la presentacion" (payable to bearer in Caracas upon presentation).
  • Reverse: Unknown design.
  • Production information: June 1907: 500 pieces (serie 4, interval 1001 - 1500)
  • Variations: Similar design as Design B, Type A with the change of the year space from "189_" to "19__".
  • 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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Other pieces (4)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
S274sbbdv500bs-bbp No date
Detail x
Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" - "SPECIMEN", in red (perfored).
N/Lbbdv500bs-bbp2 No date
Detail x
Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbdv500bs-bbp3 No date
Detail x
Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S274sbbdv500bs-bbs No date
Detail x


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