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Coins from Venezuela : 2 Bolívares - Design C, Type B : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece mv2bs-cb01 (Obverse)
Photo from piece mv2bs-cb01. Photograph credits: Angel Beltrán

Reverse

Piece mv2bs-cb01 (Reverse)
Photo from piece mv2bs-cb01. Photograph credits: Angel Beltrán

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: mv2bs-cb
  • 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, 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 legend "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela». In the exergue, the denomination in words "DOS BOLÍVARES" «Two Bolívares» and the year.
  • Variety details: There is a mismatch in the Krause Catalog for 1989 varieties. The coins minted in Royal Mint Canada (mv2bs-cb01v3) should be Y43a.1 and not Y43a.2; and coins minted in Schwerte (mv2bs-cb01) should be Y43a.2 and not Y43a.1.
  • Composition: Nickel clad steel (90% steel, 10% nickel)
  • Weight: 8.5 Grams
  • Module: 27 mm

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Issues

SCWC Piece Code Date Mintage Note
Y43a.2mv2bs-cb011989200,000,000General: Shiny surface./n/Obverse: Closed "V" in "Bolívar". Medium bust./n/Reverse: "V" open in "Venezuela".Detail x
Y43a.2mv2bs-cb01v21989100,000,000Obverse: Open "V" in "Bolívar". Proof-like surface. Big bust./n/Reverse: "V" open in "Venezuela". Proof-like surface.Detail x
Y43a.1mv2bs-cb01v3198995,000,000General: Shiny surface similar to 1990. Letters with low relief. /n/Obverse: Closed "V" in "Bolívar". Small bust./n/Reverse: "V" in "Venezuela" closed.Detail x
N/Lmv2bs-cb01v41989395,000,000General: Shiny./n/Obverse: Small bust./n/Reverse: Coat of Arms in low relief.Detail x
N/Lmv2bs-cb01v51989Included in variety 2Obverse: Open "V" in "Bolívar". Shiny surface. Big bust./n/Reverse: "V" open in "Venezuela". Proof-like surface.Detail x
N/Lmv2bs-cb01v61989Included in variety 2Obverse: Open "V" in "Bolívar". Shiny surface. Big bust./n/Reverse: "V" open in "Venezuela". Shiny surface.Detail x
Y43a.1mv2bs-cb021990400,000,000There are two varieties (according to Krause).Detail x

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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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