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Piece mv20bs-aa05 : Coin of 20 Bolívares : Date 1888/6 : Venezuela

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece mv20bs-aa05 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Numismática Globus

Reverse

Piece mv20bs-aa05 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Numismática Globus

Reverse (partial)

Piece mv20bs-aa05 (Reverse, partial)
Photograph credits: Numismática Globus

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • Identification Code: mv20bs-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 right (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, Coat of Arms with a wild horse running toward the right looking at left (from the viewer's perspective), and with the motto "INDEPENDENcia", "LIBERTAD", "5 DE JULIO 1811", "28 DE MARZO 1864" and "DIOS Y FEDon". Surrounding the field, the country name "ESTADOS UNIDOS DE VENEZUELA" (United States of Venezuela), the weight "GR. 6,45161" and the year.
  • Common name: This coin was commonly known as "Bolívar de Oro"
  • Note: There ir discrepancy about the ammount of coins minted in 1886 and 1887.
  • Composition: Ley 900 (90% Gold)
  • Weight: 6.4516 Grams
  • Module: 21 mm

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: mv20bs-aa05
  • Date: 1888/6
  • Mintage: 80,881.
  • Minter: Caracas Mint

Identification in other catalogs

  • Standard catalog of world coins (SCWC): Y32
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 2001-2014 (8th edition - 2014)

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