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1998 Venezuela 1000 Bolivares Specimen P-76ds PMG 66 EPQ

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1998 Venezuela 1000 Bolivares Specimen P-76ds PMG 66 EPQ 


The 1998 Venezuela 1000 Bolivares Specimen banknote, cataloged as P-76ds and graded PMG 66 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality), is an exceptionally rare and pristine example of Venezuelan currency. This specimen note, used for reference and testing purposes, represents a significant period in Venezuela's economic history and is highly sought after by numismatists.

Design and Features:

  • Obverse: The front of the note features a detailed portrait of Simón Bolívar, the iconic liberator and national hero of Venezuela. The intricate background patterns and vivid colors highlight the note's aesthetic appeal and symbolize the nation's rich cultural heritage. As a specimen, this note includes "SPECIMEN" stamps and unique serial numbers, distinguishing it from regular circulation notes.

  • Reverse: The reverse side showcases the National Pantheon of Venezuela, an important historical and cultural site. The detailed engravings and vibrant imagery enhance the visual appeal of the note. The reverse also includes "SPECIMEN" markings, adding to the note’s rarity and uniqueness.

Security Features: The 1000 Bolivares note incorporates several advanced security features designed to prevent counterfeiting. These features include a watermark of Simón Bolívar, a security thread, microprinting, and color-shifting ink. These elements ensure the note's authenticity and contribute to its intricate design and aesthetic appeal.

Historical Significance: Issued as a specimen in 1998, this banknote reflects a period of significant economic and political activity in Venezuela. Specimen notes are produced in limited quantities for reference and testing, making them significantly rarer than standard issued notes. The 1000 Bolivares denomination illustrates the economic conditions and efforts to maintain currency stability during that period.

Collector's Value: Graded PMG 66 EPQ, this banknote is in impeccable condition, with perfect centering, sharp corners, and exceptional paper quality. The "Gem UNC" grade indicates that the note is virtually flawless, free from any handling marks or imperfections. Its status as a specimen, combined with its high grade and historical importance, makes it an extremely valuable collectible for numismatists and enthusiasts of Venezuelan currency.