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Piece bbcv200bss-ab01r : Banknote of 200 Bolívares Soberanos : Date Marzo 13 2018 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv200bss-ab01r (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Jairo Pérez


Piece bbcv200bss-ab01r (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Jairo Pérez

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Characteristics from Design A, Type B

  • Identification Code: bbcv200bss-ab
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Multicolor design with blue and violet as predominant colors.
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination value "200", the date, the denomination in words "DOSCIENTOS BOLIVARES" (two hundreds bolivares), 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 Francisco de Miranda with the denomination value "200" 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 Military macaw (Ara militaris) with Waraira Repano 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 "200" and the denomination in words "DOSCIENTOS BOLIVARES" (two hundreds bolivares).
  • Some security elements: diving 3D security thread in 3 windows with "BCV" in purple; watermarks, secondary security thread, invisible ink (ultraviolet), see-through perfect print registration. On the obverse latent image "BCV" on the bottom.
  • Watermark: "BCV" and portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch.
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type A, the diving 3D security thread changes from blue to purple.


  • Identification Code: bbcv200bss-ab01r
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Marzo 13 2018
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 553,500 (estimated).
  • Printer: Venezuelan Mint (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z03370001 - Z03923500. Known Z03377693 - Z03922245
  • Known serial prefix: Z0337-Z0360, Z0363-Z0367, Z0390-Z0392 ?

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 773 (all), 374 (Level 1), 252 (Level 2), 119 (Level 3) and 28 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z03370001-Z03370773 (all), Z03370400-Z03370773 (Level 1), Z03370148-Z03370399 (Level 2), Z03370029-Z03370147 (Level 3) and Z03370001-Z03370028 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z03922728-Z03923500 (all), Z03922728-Z03923101 (Level 1), Z03923102-Z03923353 (Level 2), Z03923354-Z03923472 (Level 3) and Z03923473-Z03923500 (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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