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Piece mv5cts-aa05 : Coin of 5 Céntimos (Bolívar) (Puya / Centavo) : Date 1927 : Venezuela

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Piece mv5cts-aa05 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries


Piece mv5cts-aa05 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • Identification Code: mv5cts-aa
  • General: Circular shape with plain edge.
  • Obverse: Circular rim with dot beading. In the center, over the field, the face value "5 CENTIMOS" within two laurel wreaths of 12 leaves and 18 berries, both linked from the bottom.
  • Reverse: Circular rim with dot beading. In the center, over the field, body of the Coat of Arms: in a chief, wheat; on the second one, two swords and two flags; on the third one, a wild horse running toward the right looking at left (from the viewer's perspective). Above, seven stars (the fourth one being the center and bigger), that represents the seven provinces that signed the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence. Surrounding the field, the country name "ESTADOS UNIDOS DE VENEZUELA" (United States of Venezuela). In the exergue, the year.
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • Weight: 2.5 Grams
  • Module: 19 mm


  • Identification Code: mv5cts-aa05
  • Date: 1927
  • Mintage: 2,000,000.
  • Minter: Philadelphia Mint

Identification in other catalogs

  • Standard catalog of world coins (SCWC): Y27
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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