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

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Piece bbdv500bs-ccs (Obverse)
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Piece bbdv500bs-ccs (Reverse)
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  • Identification Code: bbdv500bs-cc
  • Obverse: Design in black over a background in blue. On the left, portrait of Simon Bolivar inside an oval from unknown author. Above, the date filling space "Caracas _____ 190__". On the right, the denomination value "500" within a guilloche. Below, "VALE POR", the denomination in words "QUINIENTOS BOLÍVARES" «five hundred Bolívares». Above, the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA" - "SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA". In each corner the denomination value "500". On the bottom, the signatures zone. Above, the payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank». Below the date, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL Bs. 24.000.000".
  • Reverse: Design in blue. 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 FEDERACION", on each side the denomination value "500". Above and below of the Coat of Arms the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA". In each corner the denomination value "500"
  • Production information: May 1921: 10,000 pieces (serie 5, interval 18001 - 28000)
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design C, Type B, changes the legend of 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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Other pieces (3)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
S298pbbdv500bs-ccp No date
Detail x
Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbdv500bs-ccs No date
Detail x
Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" - "SPECIMEN", in red (perfored).
S298bbdv500bs-ccx-5 Unrecognized Date
Detail x


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