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Banknotes from Banco de Venezuela : 50 Bolívares - Design C, Type A : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Piece bbdv50bs-cas (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdv50bs-cas. Photograph credits: Marcos Urrutia


Piece bbdv50bs-cas (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdv50bs-cas. Photograph credits: Marcos Urrutia


  • Identification Code: bbdv50bs-ca
  • Size: 75 x 177 mm
  • Obverse: On the right, allegorical of a seated woman. In the center, inside a circle the denomination value "50". On the left, the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA" - "SOCIEDAD ANÓNIMA", the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL Bs 24.000.000.", "VALE POR", the denomination in words "CINCUENTA BOLÍVARES" «fifty Bolívares» and the payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank». On the upper left corner and bottom corners the denomination value "50" inside a circle. In the upper right corner the face value "50 BOLIVARES". Above, of the issuer name, the date filling space "Caracas, ______ 19__".
  • Reverse: Orange 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 FEDERACION", on each side the denomination value "50" within a guilloche. on each side Coat of Arms the issuer name "BANCO DE VENEZUELA".
  • Production information: June 1924: 20,000 pieces (serie 5, interval 24001 - 44000)
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type A, the capitalization amount was updated to 24 million, the payment clause was changed, the background color in the bottom change from light blue to orange.
  • Design variations in the reverse: From Design A, Type A the color was changed from blue to orange.
  • Signatures: "Por el Banco de Venezuela" «p.p. Banco de Venezuela» and "Por el Banco de Venezuela" «p.p. Banco de Venezuela»

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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 (2)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
(Formelly as bbdv50bs-ba01-5)
Enero 07 1925
Detail x
Known 30724 - ???
(Formelly as bbdv50bs-ba02-5)
Octubre 27 1926
Detail x

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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
(Formelly as bbdv50bs-bap)
No date
Detail x
Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbdv50bs-cas No date
Detail x
Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" in red (perfored).


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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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