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Piece bbcv20bsf-aa04r2 : Banknote of 20 Bolívares Fuertes : Date Febrero 03 2011 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Photograph credits: Eduardo Sudnicki


Photograph credits: Eduardo Sudnicki

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • 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".


  • Identification Code: bbcv20bsf-aa04r2
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Febrero 03 2011
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 429,750 (estimated).
  • Printer: Unknown
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z05000001 - Z05429750. Known Z05000212 - Z05428149
  • Known serial prefix: Z0500, Z0502-Z0507, Z0509-Z0510, Z0512, Z0517, Z0520, Z0523, Z0527-Z0528, Z0530-Z0531, Z0536-Z0542 ?
  • Note: Replacement Banknote. Second interval. Thin serie digits. President signature begins at "S" from "PRESIDENTE", and first vicepresident signature begins at "E" of "PRIMER"

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 680 (all), 324 (Level 1), 223 (Level 2), 107 (Level 3) and 26 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z05000001-Z05000680 (all), Z05000357-Z05000680 (Level 1), Z05000134-Z05000356 (Level 2), Z05000027-Z05000133 (Level 3) and Z05000001-Z05000026 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z05429071-Z05429750 (all), Z05429071-Z05429394 (Level 1), Z05429395-Z05429617 (Level 2), Z05429618-Z05429724 (Level 3) and Z05429725-Z05429750 (Level 4)


  • Presidente BCV «President of BCV»: Nelson Merentes
  • Primer Vicepresidente BCV «First vicepresident of BCV»: Eudomar Tovar

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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