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Obverse
Piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8: Design A, Type B. Date Diciembre 19 2008. Serie K8
Photograph credits: Jorje Díaz
Reverse
Piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8: Design A, Type B. Date Diciembre 19 2008. Serie K8
Photograph credits: Jorje Díaz
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbcv20bsf-ab
  • 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 (E) BCV" «Acting president of BCV» and "Director BCV" «Director of BCV»
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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
H8
90,000,000?
Known H00001999 - H89997982. Estimated H00000001 - H90000000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
J8
90,000,000?
Known J00002960 - J89998164. Estimated J00000001 - J90000000
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
K8
40,000,000?
(<=K39). Known K00000349 - K39997531. Estimated K00000001 - K40000000

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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01r Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
Z8
459,450?
(Z020-Z024). Known Z02002288 - Z02459056. Estimated Z02000001 - Z02459450
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01s Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
H8
300?
Stamped on the obverse "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored). Numbered specimen. Known 0005 - 0299. Estimated 0001 - 0300
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01,e Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
-
-
Error. Incomplete serial number printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8,e Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
H8
-
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the obverse over the reverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8,e2 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
H8
-
Error. Displaced vertical print on the obverse. Displaced typographic printing. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8,e3 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
H8
-
Error. Displaced horizontal printing on obverse. Displaced typographic printing. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8,e4 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
H8
-
Error. Incomplete serial number printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Error. Incomplete serial number printing. Missing one serial number.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e2 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e3 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Error. Inverted typographic print on the obverse. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e4 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Error. Ink failure in the offset print on the reverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e5 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Error. Incomplete serial number printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e6 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial absence of offset printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e7 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
J8
1?
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to folding.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8,e Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
K8
-
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8,e2 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
K8
-
Error. Cut failure with incomplete banknote produced by folding
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8,e3 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
K8
-
Error. Displaced vertical printing on the reverse. Displaced Calcographic (intanglio) printing.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8,e4 Entry with photo Diciembre 19 2008
K8
-
Error. Incomplete serial number printing due to ink failure
Legend
Piece information
No change
Unconfirmed (C)
Added recently (N)
Deprecated (E)
Updated (A)
Unverified (V)
In revision (R)
  • Unconfirmed: Referenced piece that it's not confirmed the existence.
  • Added recently: Piece added since 30 March, 2024
  • Deprecated: Piece deleted and no longer valid.
  • Updated: Piece updated since 30 March, 2024
  • Unverified: Piece that should exists but no verified piece is known.
  • In revision: Catalogued piece that is under revision.

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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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