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Piece mv1bs-bb02 : Coin of 1 Bolívar : Date 1965 : Venezuela

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Piece mv1bs-bb02 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Rodolfo Fuentes


Piece mv1bs-bb02 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Rodolfo Fuentes

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Characteristics from Design B, Type B

  • Identification Code: mv1bs-bb
  • 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 horse stand up toward the right looking at left (from the viewer's perspective), with the motto "19 DE ABRIL DE 1810", "INDEPENDENCIA", "20 DE FEBRERO DE 1859", "FEDERACION" and "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela». Surrounding the field, the country name "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela», the denomination in words "UN BOLIVAR", the year, the weight "GRAM, 5" and the metallic millesimal fineness "LEI 835".
  • Design variations in the obverse: Similar design as Design B, Type A. with the addition of the lark and horn, which they represent the administration and engraver of the Paris Mint.
  • Composition: Ley 835 (83.5% Silver)
  • Weight: 5 Grams
  • Module: 23 mm


  • Identification Code: mv1bs-bb02
  • Date: 1965
  • Mintage: 20,000,000.
  • Minter: Royal Mint London, England

Identification in other catalogs

  • Standard catalog of world coins (SCWC): Y37a
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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