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Piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-h8 : Banknote of 20 Bolívares Fuertes : Date Diciembre 19 2008 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-h8 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Jorje Díaz


Piece bbcv20bsf-ab01-h8 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Jorje Díaz

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Characteristics from Design A, Type B

  • 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".


  • Identification Code: bbcv20bsf-ab01-h8
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote
  • Date: Diciembre 19 2008
  • Serie: H8. Prefix H followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 90,000,000 (estimated).
  • Printer: Unknown
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated H00000001 - H90000000. Known H00002746 - H89956501
  • Known serial prefix: H00-H89 ?

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 10000 (all), 6000 (Level 1), 3000 (Level 2), 900 (Level 3) and 100 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: H00000001-H00010000 (all), H00004001-H00010000 (Level 1), H00001001-H00004000 (Level 2), H00000101-H00001000 (Level 3) and H00000001-H00000100 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: H89990001-H90000000 (all), H89990001-H89996000 (Level 1), H89996001-H89999000 (Level 2), H89999001-H89999900 (Level 3) and H89999901-H90000000 (Level 4)
  • Amount of bookend serial number: 899,999 (2 digits), 89,999 (3 digits), 8,999 (4 digits)
  • Amount of ladder serial number: 630 (circular), 1,152 (non-circular)
  • Amount of many repeated digits in-a-row serial number: 26,244 (5 digits), 2,187 (6 digits), 163 (7 digits)
  • Amount of many repeated digits of-a-kind serial number: 367,416 (5 digits), 20,412 (6 digits), 649 (7 digits)
  • Amount of serial number with unique digits: 10,288 (2 digits-binary), 625,968 (3 digits-ternary)
  • Amount of repeater serial number: 89 (2 digits)
  • Amount of birthday serial number (estimated between years 1900-2050): 55,266 (day-month-year), 55,266 (month-day-year), 55,266 (year-month-day)
  • Amount of doubles serial number: 6,561
  • Amount of radar serial number: 8,999
  • Amount of rotator serial number: 191
  • Amount of solid serial number: 8


  • Presidente (E) BCV «Acting president of BCV»: José Ferrer Navas
  • Director BCV «Director of BCV»: Bernardo Ferrán

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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