Venezuela 1969 12-1/2 centimos

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Sincona sale 18, lot 4047
The name 'Republica de Venezuela' replaced 'Estados Unidos de Venezuela' on all coinage from 1953. Bolivar fractionals and multipules continued to be silver until 1964, at which point they became nickel in composition. The coin shown is a 1969 12½ centimos; several varieties exist, all scarce as the date was never released to the public. This specimen was lot 4047 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 250 (about US$329 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"12 1/2 Centimos 1969. FDC. (Venezuela, 12½ centimos of 1969, uncirculated.)"

Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.

Specification: copper-nickel, this specimen 5.00 g.

Catalog reference: KM Y-A39.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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