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Piece bbcv10bsf-aa03r : Banknote of 10 Bolívares Fuertes : Date Febrero 03 2011 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv10bsf-aa03r (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Numismatics Monedas-Billetes


Piece bbcv10bsf-aa03r (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Numismatics Monedas-Billetes

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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: 156mm x 69mm
  • 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-aa03r
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Febrero 03 2011
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 1,088,100 (estimated).
  • Printer: Unknown
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z10500001 - Z11588100. Known Z10505031 - Z11587877
  • Known serial prefix: Z1050, Z1052-Z1064, Z1066-Z1068, Z1071-Z1072, Z1074-Z1082, Z1087-Z1093, Z1095-Z1099, Z1101-Z1108, Z1110-Z1113, Z1115, Z1117-Z1118, Z1120-Z1123, Z1125, Z1128-Z1134, Z1137, Z1141-Z1144, Z1148-Z1151, Z1153, Z1155, Z1157-Z1158 ?
  • Note: Replacement Banknote

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 1086 (all), 544 (Level 1), 353 (Level 2), 156 (Level 3) and 33 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z10500001-Z10501086 (all), Z10500543-Z10501086 (Level 1), Z10500190-Z10500542 (Level 2), Z10500034-Z10500189 (Level 3) and Z10500001-Z10500033 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z11587015-Z11588100 (all), Z11587015-Z11587558 (Level 1), Z11587559-Z11587911 (Level 2), Z11587912-Z11588067 (Level 3) and Z11588068-Z11588100 (Level 4)


  • Presidente BCV «President of BCV»: Nelson Merentes
  • Primer Vicepresidente BCV «First vicepresident of BCV»: Eudomar Tovar

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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