Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Piece bbdm100bs-bap (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries
Photograph credits: Leonardo Ortega
Photograph credits: Leonardo Ortega
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Characteristics from Design B, Type A
  • Identification Code: bbdm100bs-ba
  • Size: 176 x 74 mm (6.93 x 2.91 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", the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL 2.500.000", "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA", the denomination in words "CIEN BOLÍVARES" «one hundred Bolívares» and the payment clause "Que se pagaran al portador a su presentacion en las oficinas del banco" «Payable to bearer in the office of the bank». In each corner the denomination both value and words "100 / CIEN". On the bottom, the signatures zone and the denomination value "100" in each side. On the top, the date filling space "Maracaibo, _____ de 188__".
  • Reverse: Design in blue. In the center, the denomination value "100" within a guilloche.
  • Production information: January 1926: 15,000 pieces (serie 5, interval 00001 - 15000)
  • Similarities of the obverse design: From Design A, Type E, with security background
  • Identification Code: bbdm100bs-bap
  • Date: No date
  • Serie: No serial number
  • Amount: Unknown.
  • Printer: American Bank Note Co.
  • Note: Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
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  • Gerente «Manager»: No signature
  • Segundo Director Principal «2nd principal»: No signature
Identification in other catalogs
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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