Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Piece mv1cr-aa02v2 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Heritage Auction Galleries
Piece mv1cr-aa02v2 (Reverse)
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Characteristics from Design A, Type A
  • Identification Code: mv1cr-aa
  • General: Circular shape with continous oblique grained edge.
  • Obverse: Circular rim with dot beading. In the center, over the field, bust of Liberty facing right with loose hair and a Phrygian cap on his head. Along the base of the cap the legend "LIBERTAD". Surrounding the field, the legend "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela». Below the bust, "WWYION" from the engraver William Wyon.
  • Reverse: Circular rim with dot beading. In the center, over the field within a laurel wreath linked from the bottom, the face value "1" / "CENTAVO" and the year.
  • Note about amount of pieces: The amount of coinage minted by Birmingham in 1852 is not accurate.
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 10.9 - 12.1 Grams
  • Module: 30.5 - 32 mm.
  • Identification Code: mv1cr-aa02v2
  • Date: 1852
  • Mintage: 500,000.
  • Minter: Royal Mint London, England
  • Note: Module: 30,5mm. Weight: 10.9 grams.
    Obverse: No "wwyion".
  • Composition: Copper
  • Weight: 10.9 Grams
  • Module: 30.5 mm
Identification in other catalogs
  • Standard catalog of world coins (SCWC): Y6
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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