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Banknotes from the Banco Central de Venezuela : 1 Bolívar (Tinoquito) - Design A, Type A : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Obverse

Piece bbcv1bs-aa01-d8 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv1bs-aa01-d8. Photograph credits: Megaser Inversiones

Reverse

Piece bbcv1bs-aa01-d8 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv1bs-aa01-d8. Photograph credits: Megaser Inversiones

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: bbcv1bs-aa
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 1A
  • Size: 115mm x 55mm. The size is smaller than regular size of 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Dark blue printing with blue-violet variations underprint.
  • Obverse: On the right, image of 1 Bolívar coin. In the center, the payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank». On the left, the value "1", with a serial number below. On the top left, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». On the bottom, the denomination in words "UN BOLIVAR".
  • Reverse: In the center, the denomination in words "Un Bolívar". On the left, Coat of Arms. On the right, a guilloche. In each corner the value "1".
  • Common name: This banknote, with the 2 Bolívares banknotes was also known with the popular name of "Tinotico", in honor of the president of the Central Bank of Venezuela by then. Another popular name was "Monopolio", derived by similar size and paper quality of the popular game "Monopoly".
  • Circulation note: Theses banknotes were issued in emergency to solve the shortage of coins during 1988-1989, as a consequence of illegal funding to obtain nickel due to the high price of this metal in comparison to it's face value. The banknotes that are part of these issues are 1 Bolívar, 2 Bolívares and 5 Bolívares (Design B, type B).
  • Note about amount of pieces: Based on information from Venezuelan Metallic Coins (Asdrúbal Grillet), How to collect banknotes-Venezuelan Catalog 1811-2003 (Germán Hernandez) and Centralized banknote issues of Venezuela (Sergio Sucre), the amount of pieces were 600 millions. However, the known series and amount of pieces are far from that the official amount. Maybe there were other serie prefix that never have circulated and have been destroyed. There is no known case of the serie E8, however its existence is suspected. To complete the last bundle of the serie of 99,999,999 pieces, and the last piece could not be the serie number 100,000,000 instead it could be a replacement serie piece.
  • Signatures: "Presidente" «President» and "Primer Vice presidente" «First Vicepresident»

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Issues (6)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
P68bbcv1bs-aa01-a8 Octubre 05 1989
A8
99,999,999
Detail x
P68bbcv1bs-aa01-b8 Octubre 05 1989
B8
99,999,999
Detail x
P68bbcv1bs-aa01-c8 Octubre 05 1989
C8
99,999,999
Detail x
P68bbcv1bs-aa01-d8 Octubre 05 1989
D8
99,999,999
Detail x
It seems that few pieces of this serie were put into circulation, the remainings could have been incinerated.
N/Lbbcv1bs-aa01-e8 Octubre 05 1989
E8
99,999,999
Detail x
It seems that few pieces of this serie were put into circulation, the remainings could have been incinerated.
N/Lbbcv1bs-aa01-f8 Octubre 05 1989
F8
99,999,999
Detail x
It seems that few pieces of this serie were put into circulation, the remainings could have been incinerated.

Replacement banknote (1)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv1bs-aa01r Octubre 05 1989
X8
1,350,000?
Detail x

Other pieces (2)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv1bs-aa01s Octubre 05 1989
X8
-
Detail x
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv1bs-aa01s2 Octubre 05 1989
X8
-
Detail x
No Specimen stamp

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XX.XXX.XXX ?
Estimated amount, not confirmed
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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 1961-2014 (20th edition - 2014)

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