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Piece mv12.5cts-da01v4 : Coin of 12 1/2 Céntimos (Bolívar) (Locha / Cuartillo) : Date 1969 : Venezuela

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Characteristics from Design D, Type A

  • Identification Code: mv12.5cts-da
  • 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 horse stand up 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 "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela». In the exergue, the year.
  • Circulation note: This coin never was on circulation. After the coin was minted, the authority of the Central Bank of Venezuela noticed the difficulty of having coins with fractional value.
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design C, Type A, changes the letter style
  • Design variations in the reverse: From Design C, Type A, changes the horse to stand up instead of running.
  • Variety observation: Among the existing coins, the more common variety is the third one, the others are very scarce.
  • Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
  • Weight: 5 Grams
  • Module: 23 mm


  • Identification Code: mv12.5cts-da01v4
  • Date: 1969
  • Mintage: (Inc. above).
  • Minter: Madrid Mint
  • Note: Obverse: Continous stem./n/Reverse: Star raised and shiny.

Identification in other catalogs

  • Standard catalog of world coins (SCWC): Not listed
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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