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Banknotes from the Banco Central de Venezuela : 20 Bolívares Fuertes - Design A, Type A : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece bbcv20bsf-aa05-v8 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-aa05-v8. Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

Reverse

Piece bbcv20bsf-aa05-v8 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-aa05-v8. Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

Obverse (under ultraviolet light)

Piece bbcv20bsf-aa01-a8 (Obverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-aa01-a8. Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

Reverse (under ultraviolet light)

Piece bbcv20bsf-aa01-a8 (Reverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-aa01-a8. Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

Obverse (in front of light)

Piece bbcv20bsf-aa01r (Obverse, in front of light)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-aa01r. Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: bbcv20bsf-aa
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 20M
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Multicolor design with pink, violet and green as predominant colors.
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination value "20", the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares», the date, 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 Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi by Emilio Jacinto Mauri circa 1899, with the denomination value "20". 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 Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) with Macanao Mountain 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 "20" and the denomination in words "VEINTE BOLIVARES" «twenty Bolívares».
  • Some security elements: Diving holographic security thread in 5 windows with "BCV 20" (holographic view), and "BCV 20", "BCV 20", "BCV 20" and "BCV 20" (in front of light); watermarks, invisible ink (ultraviolet) and see-through perfect print registration. On the obverse "20" on the top with Optically Variable Ink (OVI) and latent image "20" on the bottom.
  • Watermark: Portrait of Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi and the denomination value "20".
  • Signatures: "Presidente BCV" «President of BCV» and "Primer Vicepresidente BCV" «First vicepresident of BCV»

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Issues (28)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
P91bbcv20bsf-aa01-a8 Marzo 20 2007
A8
90,000,000
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa01-b8 Marzo 20 2007
B8
90,000,000
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa01-c8 Marzo 20 2007
C8
90,000,000
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa01-d8 Marzo 20 2007
D8
90,000,000
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa01-e8 Marzo 20 2007
E8
90,000,000
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa02-f8 Mayo 24 2007
F8
90,000,000?
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa02-g8 Mayo 24 2007
G8
5,098,500?
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-k8 Septiembre 03 2009
K8
50,000,000?
Detail x
>=K40
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-l8 Septiembre 03 2009
L8
90,000,000?
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-m8 Septiembre 03 2009
M8
90,000,000?
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-n8 Septiembre 03 2009
N8
90,000,000?
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-p8 Septiembre 03 2009
P8
62,001,000?
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-q8-2 Febrero 03 2011
Q8
40,000,000?
Detail x
Thin serie digits. President signature begins at "S" from "PRESIDENTE", and first vicepresident signature begins at "E" of "PRIMER" (Thin serie <=Q39)
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-q8 Febrero 03 2011
Q8
50,000,000?
Detail x
Normal serie digits. President signature begins at "E" from "PRESIDENTE", and first vicepresident signature begins at space before "VICEPRESIDENTE" (Thick serie >=Q40)
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-r8 Febrero 03 2011
R8
90,000,000?
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-s8 Febrero 03 2011
S8
90,000,000?
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-t8 Febrero 03 2011
T8
90,000,000?
Detail x
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-u8 Febrero 03 2011
U8
83,610,000?
Detail x
<=U835
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-u8 Octubre 29 2013
U8
6,390,000?
Detail x
>=U836
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-v8 Octubre 29 2013
V8
43,650,000?
Detail x
<=V4364
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-v8 Agosto 19 2014
V8
46,350,000?
Detail x
>=V4365
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-w8 Agosto 19 2014
W8
3,645,000?
Detail x
<=W0363
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-w8 Octubre 29 2013
W8
86,355,000?
Detail x
>=W0365
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-x8 Octubre 29 2013
X8
90,000,000?
Detail x
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-y8 Octubre 29 2013
Y8
3,645,000?
Detail x
<=Y0362
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-y8 Agosto 19 2014
Y8
86,355,000?
Detail x
>=Y0365
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-aa8 Agosto 19 2014
AA8
90,000,000?
Detail x
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-ab8 Agosto 19 2014
AB8
23,400,000?
Detail x
<=AB233

Replacement banknote (9)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01r Marzo 20 2007
Z8
753,300?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote (Z00)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02r Mayo 24 2007
Z8
90,000?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote (Z01)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03r Septiembre 03 2009
Z8
1,512,000?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote (Z025-Z040)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04r Febrero 03 2011
Z8
171,000?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote. First interval. Normal serie digits. President signature begins at "E" from "PRESIDENTE", and first vicepresident signature begins at space before "VICEPRESIDENTE" (Thick serie Z04)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04r2 Febrero 03 2011
Z8
429,750?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote. Second interval. Thin serie digits. President signature begins at "S" from "PRESIDENTE", and first vicepresident signature begins at "E" of "PRIMER" (Thin serie Z05)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05r Octubre 29 2013
Z8
115,200?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote. First interval (Z0600-Z0611)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06r Agosto 19 2014
Z8
117,000?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote. First interval (Z065-Z066)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05r2 Octubre 29 2013
Z8
265,500?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote Second interval (Z07)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06r2 Agosto 19 2014
Z8
411,750?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote, Second interval (Z089-Z093)

Other pieces (7)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01s Marzo 20 2007
A8
-
Detail x
No Specimen stamp (not perfored)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01s2 Marzo 20 2007
A8
1920?
Detail x
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01s3 Marzo 20 2007
8
-
Detail x
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03s Septiembre 03 2009
K8
-
Detail x
Stamped on the obverse "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04s Febrero 03 2011
Q8
-
Detail x
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05s Octubre 29 2013
U8
-
Detail x
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06s Agosto 19 2014
Y8
-
Detail x
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).

Known errors pieces (29)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-a8,e Marzo 20 2007
A8
96?
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the reverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-b8,e Marzo 20 2007
B8
-
Detail x
Error. Displaced horizontal printing on obverse. Displaced typographic printing. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-c8,e Marzo 20 2007
C8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-c8,e2 Marzo 20 2007
C8
-
Detail x
Error. Cut failure. Displaced horizontal offset cut position toward the left
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-c8,e3 Marzo 20 2007
C8
-
Detail x
Error. Security thread not divided
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-d8,e Marzo 20 2007
D8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to folding.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-d8,e2 Marzo 20 2007
D8
128?
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the reverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-e8,e Marzo 20 2007
E8
-
Detail x
Error. Security thread not divided
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02-f8,e Mayo 24 2007
F8
-
Detail x
Error. Incorrect serial number. Multiple distinct serial number printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02-f8,e2 Mayo 24 2007
F8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02-f8,e3 Mayo 24 2007
F8
-
Detail x
Error. Cut failure with complete banknote produced by folding
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02-f8,e4 Mayo 24 2007
F8
-
Detail x
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-k8,e Septiembre 03 2009
K8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Absence of printing with Optically Variable Ink (OVI)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-l8,e Septiembre 03 2009
L8
-
Detail x
Error. Failure of Optically Variable Ink (OVI) printing.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-l8,e2 Septiembre 03 2009
L8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete typographic printing from obverse to the reverse due to folding. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-m8,e Septiembre 03 2009
M8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-m8,e2 Septiembre 03 2009
M8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the reverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-n8,e Septiembre 03 2009
N8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-n8,e2 Septiembre 03 2009
N8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Absence of printing with Optically Variable Ink (OVI)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-q8,e Febrero 03 2011
Q8
8?
Detail x
Error. Cut failure. Displaced horizontal offset cut position toward the right
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-q8,e2 Febrero 03 2011
Q8
12?
Detail x
Error. Cut failure. Displaced vertical offset cut position by early paper handling
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-r8,e Febrero 03 2011
R8
96?
Detail x
Error. Cut failure. Displaced vertical offset cut position by early paper handling
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-r8,e2 Febrero 03 2011
R8
-
Detail x
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-r8,e3 Febrero 03 2011
R8
-
Detail x
Error. Cut failure. Displaced horizontal offset cut position
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-s8,e Febrero 03 2011
S8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to folding.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-u8,e Febrero 03 2011
U8
-
Detail x
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-u8,e2 Febrero 03 2011
U8
45?
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-u8,e3 Febrero 03 2011
U8
-
Detail x
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the obverse over the reverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-u8,e4 Febrero 03 2011
U8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to folding.

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