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Obverse
Piece bbcv20bsf-aa05s (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-aa05s: Banknote from the Banco Central de Venezuela. 20 Bolívares Fuertes. Design A, Type A. Date Octubre 29 2013. Serie U8. Specimen banknote
Photograph credits: Ramón Nuñez
Reverse
Piece bbcv20bsf-aa05s (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-aa05s: Banknote from the Banco Central de Venezuela. 20 Bolívares Fuertes. Design A, Type A. Date Octubre 29 2013. Serie U8. Specimen banknote
Photograph credits: Ramón Nuñez
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbcv20bsf-aa
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 20M
  • Size: 156 x 69 mm (6.14 x 2.72 in.)
  • 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 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
A8
90,000,000
Known A00000004 - A89999568
P91bbcv20bsf-aa01-b8 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
B8
90,000,000
Known B00001693 - B89999432
P91bbcv20bsf-aa01-c8 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
C8
90,000,000
Known C00000981 - C89997442
P91bbcv20bsf-aa01-d8 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
D8
90,000,000
Known D00004908 - D89990817
P91bbcv20bsf-aa01-e8 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
E8
90,000,000
Known E00001499 - E89991302
P91bbcv20bsf-aa02-f8 Entry with photo Mayo 24 2007
F8
90,000,000?
Known F00000688 - F89998665. Estimated F00000001 - F90000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa02-g8 Entry with photo Mayo 24 2007
G8
5,098,500?
Known G00000450 - G05098021. Estimated G00000001 - G05098500
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-k8 Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
K8
50,000,000?
(>=K40). Known K40005903 - K89965349. Estimated K40000001 - K90000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-l8 Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
L8
90,000,000?
Known L00002082 - L89988797. Estimated L00000001 - L90000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-m8 Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
M8
90,000,000?
Known M00002338 - M89998976. Estimated M00000001 - M90000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-n8 Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
N8
90,000,000?
Known N00002001 - N89986223. Estimated N00000001 - N90000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa03-p8 Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
P8
62,001,000?
Known P00000424 - P61726369. Estimated P00000001 - P62001000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-q8-2 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
Q8
40,000,000?
Thin serie digits. President signature begins at "S" from "PRESIDENTE", and first vicepresident signature begins at "E" of "PRIMER". (Thin serie <=Q39). Known Q00002492 - Q39958114. Estimated Q00000001 - Q40000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-q8 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
Q8
50,000,000?
Normal serie digits. President signature begins at "E" from "PRESIDENTE", and first vicepresident signature begins at space before "VICEPRESIDENTE". (Thick serie >=Q40). Known Q40006496 - Q89999587. Estimated Q40000001 - Q90000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-r8 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
R8
90,000,000?
Known R00000255 - R89937966. Estimated R00000001 - R90000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-s8 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
S8
90,000,000?
Known S00004067 - S89999793. Estimated S00000001 - S90000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-t8 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
T8
90,000,000?
Known T00000001 - T89991829. Estimated T00000001 - T90000000
P91bbcv20bsf-aa04-u8 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
U8
83,610,000?
(<=U835). Known U00000066 - U83594747. Estimated U00000001 - U83610000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-u8 Entry with photo Octubre 29 2013
U8
6,390,000?
(>=U836). Known U83653550 - U89996516. Estimated U83610001 - U90000000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-v8 Entry with photo Octubre 29 2013
V8
43,650,000?
(<=V4364). Known V00000001 - V43643455. Estimated V00000001 - V43650000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-v8 Entry with photo Agosto 19 2014
V8
46,350,000?
(>=V4365). Known V43655005 - V89976687. Estimated V43650001 - V90000000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-w8 Entry with photo Agosto 19 2014
W8
3,645,000?
(<=W0363). Known W00044579 - W03631537. Estimated W00000001 - W03645000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-w8 Entry with photo Octubre 29 2013
W8
86,355,000?
(>=W0365). Known W03656752 - W89992676. Estimated W03650001 - W90000000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-x8 Entry with photo Octubre 29 2013
X8
90,000,000?
Known X00000484 - X89996511. Estimated X00000001 - X90000000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05-y8 Entry with photo Octubre 29 2013
Y8
3,645,000?
(<=Y0362). Known Y00001981 - Y03628297. Estimated Y00000001 - Y03645000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-y8 Entry with photo Agosto 19 2014
Y8
86,355,000?
(>=Y0365). Known Y03653947 - Y89992028. Estimated Y03645001 - Y90000000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-aa8 Entry with photo Agosto 19 2014
AA8
90,000,000?
Known AA00000108 - AA89895042. Estimated AA00000001 - AA90000000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06-ab8 Entry with photo Agosto 19 2014
AB8
23,400,000?
(<=AB233). Known AB00000382 - AB23398421. Estimated AB00000001 - AB23400000
Replacement banknote (9)
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01r Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
Z8
753,300?
Replacement Banknote. (Z00). Known Z00000003 - Z00753105. Estimated Z00000001 - Z00753300
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02r Entry with photo Mayo 24 2007
Z8
90,000?
Replacement Banknote. (Z01). Known Z01000299 - Z01088001. Estimated Z01000001 - Z01090000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03r Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
Z8
1,512,000?
Replacement Banknote. (Z025-Z040). Known Z02500399 - Z04009876. Estimated Z02500001 - Z04012000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04r Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
Z8
171,000?
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). Known Z04000757 - Z04168947. Estimated Z04000001 - Z04171000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04r2 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
Z8
429,750?
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). Known Z05000212 - Z05428149. Estimated Z05000001 - Z05429750
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05r Entry with photo Octubre 29 2013
Z8
115,200?
Replacement Banknote. First interval. (Z0600-Z0611). Known Z06001840 - Z06115049. Estimated Z06000001 - Z06115200
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06r Entry with photo Agosto 19 2014
Z8
117,000?
Replacement Banknote. First interval. (Z065-Z066). Known Z06500103 - Z06616525. Estimated Z06500001 - Z06617000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05r2 Entry with photo Octubre 29 2013
Z8
265,500?
Replacement Banknote Second interval. (Z07). Known Z07000493 - Z07262643. Estimated Z07000001 - Z07265500
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06r2 Entry with photo Agosto 19 2014
Z8
411,750?
Replacement Banknote, Second interval. (Z089-Z093). Known Z08900253 - Z09311367. Estimated Z08900001 - Z09311750
Other pieces (7)
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01s Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
A8
-
No Specimen stamp (not perfored)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01s2 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
A8
1920?
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).. Known 0417 - 1857. Estimated 0001 - 1920
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01s3 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
8
-
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03s Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
K8
-
Stamped on the obverse "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).. Known 0038 - 0189
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04s Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
Q8
-
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).. Known 1908 - 1998
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa05s Entry with photo Octubre 29 2013
U8
-
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).. Known 0026 - 0999
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa06s Entry with photo Agosto 19 2014
Y8
-
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).. Known 0010 - 0100
Known errors pieces (29)
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-a8,e Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
A8
96?
Error. Incomplete printing on the reverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-b8,e Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
B8
-
Error. Displaced horizontal printing on obverse. Displaced typographic printing. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-c8,e Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
C8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-c8,e2 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
C8
-
Error. Cut failure. Displaced horizontal offset cut position toward the left
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-c8,e3 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
C8
-
Error. Security thread not divided
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-d8,e Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
D8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to folding.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-d8,e2 Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
D8
128?
Error. Incomplete printing on the reverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa01-e8,e Entry with photo Marzo 20 2007
E8
-
Error. Security thread not divided
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02-f8,e Entry with photo Mayo 24 2007
F8
-
Error. Incorrect serial number. Multiple distinct serial number printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02-f8,e2 Entry with photo Mayo 24 2007
F8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02-f8,e3 Entry with photo Mayo 24 2007
F8
-
Error. Cut failure with complete banknote produced by folding
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa02-f8,e4 Entry with photo Mayo 24 2007
F8
-
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-k8,e Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
K8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Absence of printing with Optically Variable Ink (OVI)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-l8,e Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
L8
-
Error. Failure of Optically Variable Ink (OVI) printing.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-l8,e2 Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
L8
-
Error. Incomplete typographic printing from obverse to the reverse due to folding. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-m8,e Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
M8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-m8,e2 Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
M8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the reverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-n8,e Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
N8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa03-n8,e2 Entry with photo Septiembre 03 2009
N8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Absence of printing with Optically Variable Ink (OVI)
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-q8,e Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
Q8
8?
Error. Cut failure. Displaced horizontal offset cut position toward the right
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-q8,e2 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
Q8
12?
Error. Cut failure. Displaced vertical offset cut position by early paper handling
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-r8,e Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
R8
96?
Error. Cut failure. Displaced vertical offset cut position by early paper handling
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-r8,e2 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
R8
-
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-r8,e3 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
R8
-
Error. Cut failure. Displaced horizontal offset cut position
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-s8,e Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
S8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to folding.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-u8,e Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
U8
-
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-u8,e2 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
U8
45?
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-u8,e3 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
U8
-
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the obverse over the reverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-aa04-u8,e4 Entry with photo Febrero 03 2011
U8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to folding.
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Updated (A)
Unverified (V)
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N/L Not Listed in Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM)
XX.XXX.XXX ? Estimated amount, not confirmed
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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