Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Obverse
Piece mv50cts-bb02v2 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Juan Carlos Buitrago Morales
Reverse
Piece mv50cts-bb02v2 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Juan Carlos Buitrago Morales
Obverse (partial)
Piece mv50cts-bb02v2 (Obverse, partial)
Photograph credits: Juan Carlos Buitrago Morales
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Characteristics from Design B, Type B
  • Identification Code: mv50cts-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, body of the Coat of Arms, with the inscription "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela». In the exergue, the face value "50 CENTIMOS" and the year.
  • Variations: The design is the same to Design B, Type A, with a new metallic composition.
  • Composition: Nickel clad steel (90% steel, 10% nickel)
  • Weight: 3.5 Grams
  • Module: 20 mm
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: mv50cts-bb02v2
  • Date: 1989
  • Mintage: (Inc. above).
  • Minter: Vereignite Deutsche Metallwerke (Werdohl)
  • Variety details: This variety is classified by Manuel Rojas Aponte as "A".
  • Note: Obverse. Proof-like surface. Plain ear.
Identification in other catalogs
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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