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Piece bbdm100bs-ads (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbdm100bs-ads: Design A, Type D. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Ebay: devilmansports
Piece bbdm100bs-ads (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbdm100bs-ads: Design A, Type D. Specimen banknote without date
Photograph credits: Ebay: devilmansports
  • Identification Code: bbdm100bs-ad
  • Size: 190 x 87 mm (7.48 x 3.43 in.)
  • Obverse: On the left, allegorical of a seated woman with a sailing ship at right and Coat of Arms at left. On the right, allegorical of a seated woman with a wheel. In the center,, the issuer name "BANCO DE MARACAIBO", "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA" and the denomination in words "CIEN BOLÍVARES" «one hundred Bolívares». In each corner the denomination both value and words "100 / CIEN". In the background, the capitalization amount. On the bottom, the signatures zone and the denomination value "100" in each side. Above, the payment clause "Que se pagaran al portador en Maracaibo a su presentacion" «Payable to bearer in Maracaibo upon presentation». On the top, the date filling space "Maracaibo, _____ de 18__". Bellow of the issuer name, the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL 1.250.000".
  • Reverse: Design in blue. In the center, the denomination value "100" within a guilloche.
  • Production information: October 1st, 1896: 2750 pieces
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type C, Changed capitalization amount from "800.000" to "1.250.000"
  • Signatures: "Gerente" «Manager» and "Presidente de la Asamblea Delegataria" «President of the Delegated Assembly»
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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
N/Lbbdm100bs-adp Entry with photoNo date
Obverse only print proof
N/Lbbdm100bs-adp2 Entry with photoNo date
Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S207bbdm100bs-ads Entry with photoNo date
Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" in red (perfored).
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N/L Not Listed in Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM)
XX.XXX.XXX ? Estimated amount, not confirmed
NOTE: The piece identification from the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM) used in this website is updated to: Specialized issues (7th edition - 1995), General issues 1368-1960 (14th edition - 2012) and Modern issues 1961-2019 (25th edition - 2019)
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