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Coins from Venezuela : 20 Bolívares : 1888/6 : Design A, Type A

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece mv20bs-aa05 (Obverse)
Photo from piece mv20bs-aa05. Photograph credits: Numismática Globus

Reverse

Piece mv20bs-aa05 (Reverse)
Photo from piece mv20bs-aa05. Photograph credits: Numismática Globus

Characteristics

  • Date: 1888/6
  • 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.

Issues

SCWC Piece Code Date Mintage Note
Y32mv20bs-aa051888/680,881Detail x

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