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

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8. Photograph credits: Jorje Díaz

Reverse

Piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8. Photograph credits: Jorje Díaz

Obverse (under ultraviolet light)

Piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8 (Obverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8. Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

Reverse (under ultraviolet light)

Piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8 (Reverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-k8. Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: bbcv20bsf-ab
  • 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 (E) BCV" «Acting president of BCV» and "Director BCV" «Director of BCV»

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Issues (3)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8 Diciembre 19 2008
H8
90,000,000?
Detail x
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8 Diciembre 19 2008
J8
90,000,000?
Detail x
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8 Diciembre 19 2008
K8
40,000,000?
Detail x
<=K39

Replacement banknote (1)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01r Diciembre 19 2008
Z8
459,450?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote (Z020-Z024)

Other pieces (1)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01s Diciembre 19 2008
H8
-
Detail x
Stamped on the obverse "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).

Known errors pieces (16)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01,e Diciembre 19 2008
-
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete serial number printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8,e Diciembre 19 2008
H8
-
Detail x
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the obverse over the reverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8,e2 Diciembre 19 2008
H8
-
Detail x
Error. Displaced vertical print on the obverse. Displaced typographic printing. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8,e3 Diciembre 19 2008
H8
-
Detail x
Error. Displaced horizontal printing on obverse. Displaced typographic printing. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-h8,e4 Diciembre 19 2008
H8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete serial number printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete serial number printing. Missing one serial number.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e2 Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Detail x
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e3 Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Detail x
Error. Inverted typographic print on the obverse. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e4 Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Detail x
Error. Ink failure in the offset print on the reverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e5 Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete serial number printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e6 Diciembre 19 2008
J8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial absence of offset printing
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-j8,e7 Diciembre 19 2008
J8
1?
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to folding.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8,e Diciembre 19 2008
K8
-
Detail x
Error. Calcographic (intanglio) printing transfer of the reverse over the obverse
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8,e2 Diciembre 19 2008
K8
-
Detail x
Error. Cut failure with incomplete banknote produced by folding
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8,e3 Diciembre 19 2008
K8
-
Detail x
Error. Displaced vertical printing on the reverse. Displaced Calcographic (intanglio) printing.
N/Lbbcv20bsf-ab01-k8,e4 Diciembre 19 2008
K8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete serial number printing due to ink failure

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XX.XXX.XXX ?
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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 1961-2014 (20th edition - 2014)

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