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Coins from Venezuela : 500 Bolívares - Design G, Type B : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Piece mv500bs-gb01 (Obverse)
Photo from piece mv500bs-gb01. Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela


Piece mv500bs-gb01 (Reverse)
Photo from piece mv500bs-gb01. Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela


  • Identification Code: mv500bs-gb
  • General: Circular shape with discontinous grim edge.
  • Obverse: Heptagonal rim with no 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 the motto "19 DE ABRIL DE 1810", "20 DE FEBRERO DE 1859", "INDEPENDENCIA", "FEDERACION" and "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela». Surrounding the field, the legend "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela». In the exergue the year and the face value "500" "BOLÍVARES".
  • Similarities of the obverse design: From Design G, Type A, the word "BARRE" was moved lightly, a small variation of the legends font and the bust of Simón Bolívar was reduced.
  • Similarities of the reverse design: There are small variations from Design G, Type A
  • Composition: 6% Nickel clad steel
  • Weight: 8.4 Grams
  • Module: 28.5 mm
  • Thickness: 2.1 mm

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SCWC Piece Code Date Mintage Note
Y79.2mv500bs-gb011999-Detail x


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