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Piece bbcv10bsf-aa01-c8,e (Obverse)
Photograph credits: José Miguel López Bravo - Chemy
Piece bbcv10bsf-aa01-c8,e (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Edwin Vandenbergh
Reverse, without error
Piece bbcv10bsf-aa01-c8 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
Reverse (partial)
Piece bbcv10bsf-aa01-c8,e (Reverse, partial)
Photograph credits: Edwin Vandenbergh
Reverse (partial)
Piece bbcv10bsf-aa01-c8,e (Reverse, partial)
Photograph credits: Edwin Vandenbergh
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Characteristics from Design A, Type A
  • Identification Code: bbcv10bsf-aa
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 10L (serie A8-F8, Z8 #1. Mar 2007), 10M (serie G8-H8, Z8 #2. Mar 2007)
  • Size: 156 x 69 mm (6.14 x 2.72 in.)
  • General: Multicolor design with terracotta, brown and indigo as predominant colors.
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination value "10", the date, the denomination in words "DIEZ BOLIVARES" «Ten Bolívares», 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 Guaicaipuro by Pedro Centeno Vallenilla, with the denomination value "10" 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 American Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) with Ucaima Falls, and Venado and Kurún Tepui 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 "10" and the denomination in words "DIEZ BOLIVARES" «Ten Bolívares».
  • Some security elements: diving holographic security thread in 5 windows with "10" (holographic view), and "BCV 10", "BCV 10", "BCV 10" and "BCV 10" (in front of light); watermarks, invisible ink (ultraviolet) and see-through perfect print registration. On the obverse "10" on the top with Optically Variable Ink (OVI) and latent image "10" on the bottom.
  • Watermark: portrait of Guaicaipuro and the denomination value "10".
  • Identification Code: bbcv10bsf-aa01-c8,e
  • Date: Marzo 20 2007
  • Serie: C8. Prefix C followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: Unknown. 1 known piece. (based on reports and researches. Not conclusive about amount of surviving pieces)
  • Printer: Giesecke & Devrient GMBH
  • Numbered specimen range:
  • Description of the reverse error: The error is an inverted print of some layers, by a handling error of the paper during some print stage. The affected layers was the one with American Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) (Harpia harpyja), the tepuyes, the leyends and Coat of Arms.
  • Known pieces or cases: C17369726
  • Note: Error. Displacement and inverted print in the reverse.
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Identification in other catalogs
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