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Piece bbcv100000bsf-ac01r : Banknote of 100,000 Bolívares Fuertes : Date Diciembre 13 2017 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv100000bsf-ac01r (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Jairo Pérez


Piece bbcv100000bsf-ac01r (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Jairo Pérez

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Characteristics from Design A, Type C

  • Identification Code: bbcv100000bsf-ac
  • 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 holographic security thread in 4 windows with "BCV 100", "BCV 100", "BCV 100" and "BCV 100" (in front of light); watermarks, 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: Use the same security thread of Design A, Type A in 4 windows, removed secondary security thread, and have the same watermarks portrait with minor variations of Design A, Type B.
  • Research comments: There are serial reports that start with Z000302XX-Z000312XX that are being studied to determine their proper behavior and cataloging. If you have one of these pieces you can contact and send us a photograph to carry out the investigation.


  • Identification Code: bbcv100000bsf-ac01r
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Diciembre 13 2017
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 5850 (estimated).
  • Printer: Venezuelan Mint (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z00014501 - Z00020350. Known Z00014523 - Z00020004
  • Known serial prefix: Z000145, Z000150, Z000152, Z000172, Z000185, Z000188-Z000189, Z000197, Z000200 ?
  • Note: Type C. First interval

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 78 (all), 27 (Level 1), 25 (Level 2), 17 (Level 3) and 9 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z00014501-Z00014578 (all), Z00014552-Z00014578 (Level 1), Z00014527-Z00014551 (Level 2), Z00014510-Z00014526 (Level 3) and Z00014501-Z00014509 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z00020273-Z00020350 (all), Z00020273-Z00020299 (Level 1), Z00020300-Z00020324 (Level 2), Z00020325-Z00020341 (Level 3) and Z00020342-Z00020350 (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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