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Piece bbcv10bsf-aa01r (Obverse)
Photograph credits: José Miguel López Bravo - Chemy
Obverse (in front of light)
Piece bbcv10bsf-aa01r (Obverse, in front of light)
Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela
Piece bbcv10bsf-aa01r (Reverse)
Photograph credits: José Miguel López Bravo - Chemy
Obverse (partial)
Piece bbcv10bsf-aa01r (Obverse, partial)
Photograph credits: José Miguel López Bravo - Chemy
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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-aa01r
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Marzo 20 2007
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 803,250 (estimated).
  • Printer: Giesecke & Devrient GMBH (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z00000001 - Z00803250. Known Z00000447 - Z00803224
  • Date of initial circulation: {321}
  • Known serial prefix: Z0000-Z0003, Z0005, Z0009-Z0017, Z0020, Z0022, Z0024, Z0027-Z0028, Z0030-Z0033, Z0035-Z0042, Z0044-Z0046, Z0048-Z0051, Z0053-Z0054, Z0060-Z0061, Z0063, Z0065-Z0072, Z0075-Z0080 ?
  • Variety details: The prefix "Z" is separated from the serial number, and the number style varies, specially the numbers "1", "2", "5" (upright), "6" and "9".
  • Note: First interval. Prefix letter Z separated from serial number
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  • Amount of low or high serials: 932 (all), 460 (Level 1), 303 (Level 2), 138 (Level 3) and 31 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z00000001-Z00000932 (all), Z00000473-Z00000932 (Level 1), Z00000170-Z00000472 (Level 2), Z00000032-Z00000169 (Level 3) and Z00000001-Z00000031 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z00802319-Z00803250 (all), Z00802319-Z00802778 (Level 1), Z00802779-Z00803081 (Level 2), Z00803082-Z00803219 (Level 3) and Z00803220-Z00803250 (Level 4)
  • Presidente BCV «President of BCV»: Gastón Parra
  • Primer Vicepresidente BCV «First vicepresident of BCV»: José Ferrer Navas
Identification in other catalogs
  • Qualitative code by Sergio Sucre: bcv10l/0703/29/z/r
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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