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Piece mv5v-aa01 : Coin of 5 Venezolanos : Date 1875 : Venezuela

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Piece mv5v-aa01 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries


Piece mv5v-aa01 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • Identification Code: mv5v-aa
  • 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 the motto "INDEPENDENcia", "LIBERTAD", "5 DE JULIO 1811", "28 DE MARZO 1864" and "DIOS Y FEDon". Surrounding the field, the legend "ESTADOS UNIDOS DE VENEZUELA" «United States of Venezuela», the weight "GR. 8,0645", the year and the metallic millesimal fineness "LEI 900".
  • Curiosity: The marks that appears in the exergue of the obverse: an "A", anchor, "BARRE" and a bee are signs of the engraver, director and the Paris Mint.
  • Composition: Ley 900 (90% Gold)
  • Weight: 8.0645 Grams
  • Module: 22 mm


  • Identification Code: mv5v-aa01
  • Date: 1875
  • Mintage: 69,000.
  • Minter: Paris Mint

Identification in other catalogs

  • Standard catalog of world coins (SCWC): Y17
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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