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Characteristics from Design A, Type A
  • Identification Code: bbcv1bs-aa
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 1A
  • Size: 115mm x 55mm. The size is smaller than regular size of 156 x 69 mm (6.14 x 2.72 in.)
  • 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 "Tinoquito", 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: There is no known case of the serie E8. 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. 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 series prefix that never have circulated, printed or have been destroyed.
  • Identification Code: bbcv1bs-aa01s2
  • Piece type: Specimen banknote with date
  • Date: Octubre 05 1989
  • Serie: X8. Prefix X followed by 8 zeroes or digits
  • Amount: Unknown.
  • Printer: Bundesdruckerei
  • This piece seems to exists however it is not confirmed
  • Note: No Specimen stamp
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  • Presidente «President»: Pedro Tinoco
  • Primer Vice presidente «First Vicepresident»: José Vicente Rodríguez Aznar
Identification in other catalogs
  • Qualitative code by Sergio Sucre: ebcv1a/8910/x/1
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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