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Piece bbcv1000000bss-ab01r : Banknote of 1,000,000 Bolívares Soberanos : Date Septiembre 03 2020 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv1000000bss-ab01r (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Fernando Caro

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Characteristics from Design A, Type B

  • Identification Code: bbcv1000000bss-ab
  • General: Design in light-blue and cream
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination "1 MILLÓN DE BOLÍVARES", the date, the payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank» and the signers. At right, watermarks zone. On the bottom, portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch. The serial numbers are located at upper right and bottom left rotated 90 degrees clock-wise.
  • Reverse: Design with landscape orientation. On the left, Coat of Arms, Triumph Arc and "Batalla de Carabobo" by Martín Tovar y Tovar. On the right, watermarks zone. On the top left, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». On the bottom left "200 Años Batalla de Carabobo" «200 years of Battle of Carabobo», and on the right the denomination in words "1 MILLÓN DE BOLÍVARES".
  • Some security elements: diving holographic security thread in 4 windows with "BCV", "BCV", "BCV" and "BCV" (in front of light); watermarks, invisible ink (ultraviolet), see-through perfect print registration.
  • Watermark: "BCV" and portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch.


  • Identification Code: bbcv1000000bss-ab01r
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Septiembre 03 2020
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 8100 (estimated).
  • Printer: Venezuelan Mint (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z00000001 - Z00008100. Known Z00000286 - Z00007576
  • Known serial prefix: Z00001, Z00003, Z00005-Z00007 ?

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 92 (all), 33 (Level 1), 29 (Level 2), 20 (Level 3) and 10 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z00000001-Z00000092 (all), Z00000060-Z00000092 (Level 1), Z00000031-Z00000059 (Level 2), Z00000011-Z00000030 (Level 3) and Z00000001-Z00000010 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z00008009-Z00008100 (all), Z00008009-Z00008041 (Level 1), Z00008042-Z00008070 (Level 2), Z00008071-Z00008090 (Level 3) and Z00008091-Z00008100 (Level 4)

Identification in other catalogs

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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