Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Page code mv12.5cts-da
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Obverse
Piece mv12.5cts-da01v2 (Obverse)
Photo from piece mv12.5cts-da01v2: Design D, Type A. Date 1969. Variety #2
Reverse
Piece mv12.5cts-da01v2 (Reverse)
Photo from piece mv12.5cts-da01v2: Design D, Type A. Date 1969. Variety #2
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: mv12.5cts-da
  • General: Circular shape with plain edge.
  • Obverse: Circular rim with dot beading. In the center, over the field, the face value "12 1/2" / "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 with a horse stand up 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 "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela». In the exergue, the year.
  • Circulation note: This coin never was on circulation. After the coin was minted, the authority of the Central Bank of Venezuela noticed the difficulty of having coins with fractional value.
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design C, Type A, changes the letter style
  • Design variations in the reverse: From Design C, Type A, changes the horse to stand up instead of running.
  • Variety observation: Among the existing coins, the more common variety is the third one, the others are very scarce.
  • Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
  • Weight: 5 Grams
  • Module: 23 mm
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Issues
SCWC Piece Code Date Mintage
Note
N/Lmv12.5cts-da01 Entry with photo19692,000,000
Obverse: Interrupted stem by circular crack.
Reverse: Flat stars and shiny.
N/Lmv12.5cts-da01v2 Entry with photo1969(Inc. above)
Obverse: Interrupted stem by circular crack.
Reverse: Flat stars and mate.
N/Lmv12.5cts-da01v3 Entry without photo1969(Inc. above)
Obverse: Continous stem.
Reverse: Flat stars and shiny.
N/Lmv12.5cts-da01v4 Entry without photo1969(Inc. above)
Obverse: Continous stem.
Reverse: Star raised and shiny.
YA39.1mv12.5cts-da01v5 Entry with photo1969(Inc. above)
Obverse: Continous stem.
Reverse: Flat stars and mate.
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 22 April, 2024
  • Deprecated: Piece deleted and no longer valid.
  • Updated: Piece updated since 22 April, 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 Coin (SCWC)
XX.XXX.XXX ? Estimated amount, not confirmed
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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