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Piece bbcv100000bsf-ab01-b8,i : Banknote of 100,000 Bolívares Fuertes : Date Diciembre 13 2017 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv100000bsf-ab01-b8,i (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Cesar Pirela


Piece bbcv100000bsf-ab01-b8,i (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Cesar Pirela

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Characteristics from Design A, Type B

  • Identification Code: bbcv100000bsf-ab
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Multicolor design with yellow, black and cyan as predominant colors.
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination value "100", the denomination in words "CIEN MIL BOLÍVARES" «hundred thousand», 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, the diplomatic, based on the painting by Rita Matilde de la Peñuela (AITA) done in 1860, with the denomination value "100". The serial numbers are located at upper right and bottom left rotated 90 degrees clock-wise.
  • Reverse: Design with landscape orientation. In the center, over the field Black-hooded Red Siskin (Carduelis cucullata) with Avila Hill as background. On the right, watermarks zone. On the top left, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». On the left, Coat of Arms. On the bottom right, the denomination value "100" and the denomination in words "CIEN MIL BOLÍVARES" «hundred thousand».
  • Some security elements: diving 3D security thread in 3 windows with "BCV"; watermarks, secondary security thread, invisible ink (ultraviolet), see-through perfect print registration. On the obverse "100" on the top with Optically Variable Ink (OVI) and latent image "100" on the bottom.
  • Watermark: "BCV" and portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch.
  • Variations: From Design A, Type A, changed to 3D security thread. In the watermark, the portrait is changed, and "100" to "BCV".
  • Note: There are variations with the security thread, portrait of the watermarks and OVI printing with the same date, which are catalogued in Design A, Type C, Design A, Type D and Design A, Type E.


  • Identification Code: bbcv100000bsf-ab01-b8,i
  • Piece type: Incoherent banknote piece
  • Date: Diciembre 13 2017
  • Serie: B8. Prefix B followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: Undeterminable, unpredictable pattern.
  • Printer: Venezuelan Mint (unconfirmed)
  • Numered specimen range:
  • Incoherent piece serie prefix: B6520, B8816, B8825, B8828, B8831, B8833, B8834, B8843, B8846, B8880, B8882, B8900, B8903, B8921, B8936, B8939, B8951
  • Related pieces: This incoherent pieces happened in pieces identified as bbcv100000bsf-ad01-b8-4
  • Note: Incoherent piece of Design A, Type B printed in an interval of Design A, Type D

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  • Presidente BCV «President of BCV»: Ramón Lobo
  • Primer Vicepresidente BCV «First vicepresident of BCV»: Sohail Hernández

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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