Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Obverse
Piece bbma20bs-aa15-6 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbma20bs-aa15-6: Design A, Type A. Date Marzo 14 1935. Serie 6 digits
Photograph credits: Numiscola
Reverse
Piece bbma20bs-aa15-6 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbma20bs-aa15-6: Design A, Type A. Date Marzo 14 1935. Serie 6 digits
Photograph credits: Numiscola
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbma20bs-aa
  • Size: 170 x 69 mm (6.69 x 2.72 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in green. In the center, allegorical of a seaport with ships and a train with the denomination value "20" within a guilloche on each side. Above, the issuer name "BANCO MERCANTIL Y AGRICOLA", "COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA" the legend of the capitalization amount "CAPITAL Bs.8.000.000". Below, the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares». In the bottom border, the payment clause "QUE SE PAGARÁN AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO A PRESENTACIÓN, EN DINERO EFECTIVO" «will pay to the bearer in the office of the bank upon presentation, in cash». In each corner the denomination value "20" within a guilloche.
  • Reverse: Design in green. In the center, allegorical of two angels with the issuer logotype in the middle. Above, the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares». Below, the issuer name "BANCO MERCANTIL Y AGRICOLA" and the city and country "CARACAS, VENEZUELA". On each side and on the corners, the denomination value "20".
  • Circulation note: Banknotes with serial number above 307501 are remainders
  • Production information: September 1926: 300,000 pieces, January 1937: 100,000 pieces.
  • Signatures: "Por el Banco Mercantil y Agricola" «p.p. the Banco Mercantil y Agricola» and "Por el Banco Mercantil y Agricola" «p.p. the Banco Mercantil y Agricola»
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Warning
- Due to the absence of official information on the banknotes issuance made by private and public entities before the creation of the Central Bank of Venezuela, the list includes known pieces or pieces referenced in a bibliography.
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbma20bs-aax-6 Entry with photoUnrecognized Date
6
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N/Lbbma20bs-aa14-6 Entry with photo Enero 11 1927
6
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Known 000258 - 009428
N/Lbbma20bs-aa03-6 Entry with photo Enero 26 1927
6
-
Known 025883 - 028814
N/Lbbma20bs-aa10-6 Entry with photo Febrero 21 1927
6
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Known 062465 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa05-6 Entry with photo Marzo 23 1927
6
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Known 077095 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa12-6 Entry with incomplete photo Abril 26 1927 ?
6
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Known 091349 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa09-6 Entry with photo Febrero 11 1931
6
-
Known 113172 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa06-6 Entry with incomplete photo Mayo 02 1932 ?
6
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Known 130677 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa07-6 Entry with photo Septiembre 09 1932 ?
6
-
Known 140591 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa11-6 Entry with incomplete photo Octubre 21 1932
6
-
Known 163327 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa04-6 Entry with photo Octubre 28 1932
6
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Known 167049 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa13-6 Entry with photo Enero 20 1933
6
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Known 191615 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa08-6 Entry with photo Marzo 24 1933
6
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Known 207672 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa01-6 Entry with photo Enero 23 1935
6
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Known 248237 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa15-6 Entry with photo Marzo 14 1935
6
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Known 255189 - ???
N/Lbbma20bs-aa02-6 Entry with incomplete photo Noviembre 06 1936
6
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Known 274080 - ???
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbma20bs-aap Entry with photoNo date
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Reverse only print proof over a cardboard.
N/Lbbma20bs-aap2 Entry with incomplete photoNo date
-
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Obverse only print proof over a cardboard.
S232sbbma20bs-aas Entry with photoNo date
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Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" - "SPECIMEN", in red (perfored).
S232r2bbma20bs-aau Entry with photoNo date
6
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Remainder without signatures. Known 307708 - 309666
S232r1bbma20bs-aau2 Entry with photoNo date
6
-
Remainder with signatures. Known 308115 - 308309
Legend
Piece information
No change
Unconfirmed (C)
Added recently (N)
Deprecated (E)
Updated (A)
Unverified (V)
In revision (R)
  • Unconfirmed: Referenced piece that it's not confirmed the existence.
  • Added recently: Piece added since 17 February, 2024
  • Deprecated: Piece deleted and no longer valid.
  • Updated: Piece updated since 17 February, 2024
  • Unverified: Piece that should exists but no verified piece is known.
  • In revision: Catalogued piece that is under revision.

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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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