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Piece brv5ps-aa01c1-m4 : Banknote of 5 Pesos sencillos : Date Agosto 02 1860 : República de Venezuela

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Piece brv5ps-aa01c1-m4 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Numisur

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • Identification Code: brv5ps-aa
  • Size: 255 x 120 mm (10.04 x 4.72 in.)
  • Obverse: In the top, the issuer name "REPUBLICA DE VENEZUELA" «Republic of Venezuela», "Decreto del Poder Ejecutivo de 2 de Agosto de 1860" «Decree of the Executive Power of August 2nd 1860» and the issue amount "$1.000.000". On each side, the denomination value "$5". In the center, the value in words "CINCO" «five», the interest value "Cuarto" «quarter» and the province, within the payment clause "Vale por ________ pesos sencillos con el interes diario de ________ centavo desde 1° de Setiembre de 1860, pagaderos en la Tesoreria de la Provincia de ________ con los fondos de la contribucion sobre la exportacion aplicados exclusivamente a amortizar el millon de pesos de esta emision. Su amortizacion se hara mensualmente por órden de Series y el Poder Ejecutivo se reserva convertir en cualquier tiempo esta emision por dinero en efectivo, todo de conformidad con las resoluciones ejecutivas de 23 y 30 de Agosto de 1860 que la reglamentan" «Worth ________ pesos sencillos with a daily interest of ________ cents from 1 September 1860, payable at the Treasury of the Province of ________ with funds from the tax upon the exportation applied only to amortize the million of pesos of this emission. The Amortization will be monthly by order of Series and The Executive reserves at any time convert this emission for cash, all in accordance with executive resolutions of August 23 and 30, 1860 that regulate». On the bottom left, the province filling space "Provincia de ________", the filling space for the amount of issue of the serie in the province "Total de la serie en esta provincia $________" and the date filling space "Emitido ________ de 186____".
  • Reverse: No design.


  • Identification Code: brv5ps-aa01c1-m4
  • Date: Octubre 17 1862
  • Serie: M4. Prefix M followed by 4 digits
  • Amount: 3160 (estimated). 1 known piece. (based on reports and researches. Not conclusive about amount of surviving pieces)
  • Printer: Unknown
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Known M2663 - ???
  • Known pieces or cases: M2663
  • Note: Province of Caracas

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  • El Secretario de Hacienda «The Secretary of Treasure»: Unknown
  • El Tesorero «The Treasurer»: Unknown
  • El Contador General «The general accountant»: Unknown

Identification in other catalogs

  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM): P20
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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