Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
Cheng's Numismatic .
Page code mv1bs-aa01
Jump to code Advanced
Google
Español Español Twitter Facebook
Page Reference
For reference, the URL address of this page is:
https://www.numismatica.info.ve/en/coins/mv1bs-aa01.htm

You can also access this page directly by using the code: mv1bs-aa01
Obverse
Piece mv1bs-aa01 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: St Jame's Auctions
Reverse
Piece mv1bs-aa01 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: St Jame's Auctions
Photographic Contribution
If you have a photograph with better quality and wish to contribute, please send both sides of them following the instructions in the Contact section. Your contribution will be appreciated and will help to improve the quality of this website.
Characteristics from Design A, Type A
  • Identification Code: mv1bs-aa
  • General: Circular shape with continous grained edge.
  • Obverse: Circular rim with dentacles beading. In the center, over the field, bust of Simon Bolivar facing left (from the viewer's perspective), with "BARRE" below (from the original engraver), surrounded by the legends "Bolívar" at left and "LIBERTADOR" at right.
  • Reverse: Circular rim with dentacles 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), with the motto "19 DE ABRIL 1810", "5 DE JULIO 1811" and "LIBERTAD". Surrounding the field, the country name "ESTADOS UNIDOS DE VENEZUELA" «United States of Venezuela», the weight "GRAM, 5", the year and the metallic millesimal fineness "LEI 835".
  • Note about amount of pieces: There are inaccuracies in the amount of pieces with date 1886. One version says 600,000 pieces and the other 50,000.
  • Composition: Ley 835 (83.5% Silver)
  • Weight: 5 Grams
  • Module: 23 mm
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: mv1bs-aa01
  • Date: 1879
  • Mintage: 375,000.
  • Minter: Bruselas
Identification in other catalogs
  • Standard catalog of world coins (SCWC): Y22
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)
Recommended bibliography