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Piece bbcv10000bsf-ab01r : Banknote of 10,000 Bolívares Fuertes : Date Diciembre 13 2017 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv10000bsf-ab01r (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Francisco Ortiz


Piece bbcv10000bsf-ab01r (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Francisco Ortiz

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Characteristics from Design A, Type B

  • Identification Code: bbcv10000bsf-ab
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Multicolor design with cyan and yellow as predominant colors.
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination value "10000", the denomination in words "DIEZ MIL BOLIVARES" «ten thousand 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 Simón Rodríguez, that seems that it was painted by Juan Agustín Guerrero, with the denomination value "10000" below. 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 Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatos) with Santo Cristo Lagoon 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 "10000" and the denomination in words "DIEZ MIL BOLIVARES" «ten thousand Bolívares».
  • Some security elements: diving holographic security thread in 3 windows with "BCV", "BCV", "BCV" and "BCV"; watermarks, secondary security thread, invisible ink (ultraviolet) and see-through perfect print registration. On the obverse latent image "BCV" on the bottom.
  • Watermark: portrait of Simón Rodríguez and the denomination value "10000".
  • Design variations: From Design A, Type A, changes security thread, add secondary security thread, the denomination value "10000" (on the top, obverse) without Optically Variable Ink (OVI)


  • Identification Code: bbcv10000bsf-ab01r
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Diciembre 13 2017
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 1,395,000 (estimated).
  • Printer: De La Rue Currency (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z01250001 - Z02645000. Known Z01268129 - Z02596588
  • Known serial prefix: Z0126, Z0128, Z0130-Z0135, Z0137-Z0140, Z0142-Z0146, Z0148-Z0149, Z0151, Z0157-Z0158, Z0161-Z0164, Z0167, Z0169-Z0170, Z0172-Z0173, Z0176-Z0178, Z0180, Z0182, Z0186-Z0187, Z0191, Z0193-Z0194, Z0196-Z0197, Z0199-Z0205, Z0207-Z0221, Z0223, Z0225-Z0227, Z0231, Z0233-Z0235, Z0237-Z0238, Z0241, Z0245-Z0250, Z0252-Z0253, Z0259 ?
  • Note: Replacement Banknote

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 1230 (all), 624 (Level 1), 398 (Level 2), 173 (Level 3) and 35 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z01250001-Z01251230 (all), Z01250607-Z01251230 (Level 1), Z01250209-Z01250606 (Level 2), Z01250036-Z01250208 (Level 3) and Z01250001-Z01250035 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z02643771-Z02645000 (all), Z02643771-Z02644394 (Level 1), Z02644395-Z02644792 (Level 2), Z02644793-Z02644965 (Level 3) and Z02644966-Z02645000 (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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