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Piece mv12.5cts-ba01 : Coin of 12 1/2 Céntimos (Bolívar) (Locha / Cuartillo) : Date 1944 : Venezuela

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Piece mv12.5cts-ba01 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Rodolfo Fuentes


Piece mv12.5cts-ba01 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Rodolfo Fuentes

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Characteristics from Design B, Type A

  • Identification Code: mv12.5cts-ba
  • General: Circular shape with plain edge.
  • Obverse: Circular rim with dot beading. In the center, over the field, the face value "12 1/2" / "CENTIMOS" within two laurel wreaths of 12 leaves and 18 berries, both linked from the bottom.
  • Reverse: Circular rim with dot beading. In the center, over the field, body of the Coat of Arms with a wild horse running toward the right looking at left (from the viewer's perspective). Above, seven stars (the fourth one being the center and bigger), that represents the seven provinces that signed the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence. Surrounding the field, the country name "ESTADOS UNIDOS DE VENEZUELA" (United States of Venezuela). In the exergue, the year.
  • Similarities of the reverse design: From Design A, Type A, varía el diseño del Coat of Arms.
  • Variations: The metal used was changed temporary from Copper-Nickel to Brass due to the World War II critical requirement for both metals.
  • Composition: Brass (30% Zinc, 70% Copper)
  • Weight: 5 Grams
  • Module: 23 mm


  • Identification Code: mv12.5cts-ba01
  • Date: 1944
  • Mintage: 800,000.
  • Minter: Denver Mint

Identification in other catalogs

  • Standard catalog of world coins (SCWC): Y30
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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