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Piece bbcv10bss-aa01r : Banknote of 10 Bolívares Soberanos : Date Enero 15 2018 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv10bss-aa01r (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Reinaldo Urdaneta


Piece bbcv10bss-aa01r (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Reinaldo Urdaneta

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • Identification Code: bbcv10bss-aa
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Multicolor design with violet, orange and light-blue 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 Rafael Urdaneta, 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 Giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) with Catatumbo lightning in Ciénagas del Catatumbo National Park 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: security thread with "BCV", "BCV", "BCV" and "BCV" (in front of light); watermarks, invisible ink (ultraviolet) and see-through perfect print registration. On the obverse latent image "BCV" on the bottom.
  • Watermark: "BCV" and portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch.


  • Identification Code: bbcv10bss-aa01r
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Enero 15 2018
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 1,371,150 (estimated).
  • Printer: De La Rue Currency (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z00000001 - Z01371150. Known Z00000119 - Z01371044
  • Known serial prefix: Z001-Z013 ?

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 1220 (all), 619 (Level 1), 395 (Level 2), 171 (Level 3) and 35 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z00000001-Z00001220 (all), Z00000602-Z00001220 (Level 1), Z00000207-Z00000601 (Level 2), Z00000036-Z00000206 (Level 3) and Z00000001-Z00000035 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z01369931-Z01371150 (all), Z01369931-Z01370549 (Level 1), Z01370550-Z01370944 (Level 2), Z01370945-Z01371115 (Level 3) and Z01371116-Z01371150 (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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