Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
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Piece bbcv100000bsf-ab01-b8-3 (Obverse)
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Piece bbcv100000bsf-ab01-b8-3 (Reverse)
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Characteristics from Design A, Type B
  • Identification Code: bbcv100000bsf-ab
  • Size: 156 x 69 mm (6.14 x 2.72 in.)
  • 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-b8-3
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote, other interval/variant
  • Date: Diciembre 13 2017
  • Serie: B8. Prefix B followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 2,700,000 (estimated).
  • Printer: Venezuelan Mint (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated B74600001 - B77300000. Known B74605717 - B77278000
  • Known serial prefix: B746-B750, B752-B769, B772 ?
  • Note: Type B. Third interval
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Fancy serial numbers
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  • Amount of low or high serials: 1715 (all), 898 (Level 1), 551 (Level 2), 225 (Level 3) and 41 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: B74600001-B74601715 (all), B74600818-B74601715 (Level 1), B74600267-B74600817 (Level 2), B74600042-B74600266 (Level 3) and B74600001-B74600041 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: B77298286-B77300000 (all), B77298286-B77299183 (Level 1), B77299184-B77299734 (Level 2), B77299735-B77299959 (Level 3) and B77299960-B77300000 (Level 4)
  • 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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