Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Characteristics from Design B, Type A
  • Identification Code: mv10bs-ba
  • General: Circular shape. Plain edge with the legend "CENTENARIO DE LA EFIGIE DEL LIBERTADOR EN LA MONEDA".
  • Obverse: No rim with incuse dentacle beading. On the right, inside a frame. On the right, bust of Simon Bolivar facing left with "BARRE" below (from the original engraver). At left, "1873" / "1973". On the bottom, "SIMÓN" / "BOLÍVAR".
  • Reverse: No rim with incuse dentacle beading. On the left, inside a concave frame, Coat of Arms with the motto "19 DE ABRIL 1810", "20 DE FEBRERO 1859", "INDEPENDENCIA", "FEDERACION" and "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela». On the right, "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela» and the face value "10 Bolívares". In the exergue: the weight "30 GRAM.", the year "1973" and the metallic millesimal fineness "LEY 900".
  • Common name: This coin was also known as "Doblón" due to the double face value and weigth of the 5 Bolívares coins that was circulating in those days.
  • Composition: Ley 900 (90% Silver, 10% copper)
  • Weight: 30 Grams
  • Module: 39 mm
  • Thickness: 3.04 mm
  • Identification Code: mv10bs-ba01
  • Date: 1973
  • Mintage: 2,000,000.
  • Minter: Royal Mint Montreal, Canada
  • Note: Normal legend.
Identification in other catalogs
  • Standard catalog of world coins (SCWC): Y45
NOTE: The piece identification from the Standard Catalog of World Coin (SCWC) used in this website is updated to: 1801-1900 (7th edition - 2013), 1901-2000 (40th edition - 2013) and 2001-2019 (13th edition - 2019)
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