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Piece bbcv2bs-aa01-aa7 : Banknote of 2 Bolívares (Tinoquito) : Date Octubre 05 1989 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv2bs-aa01-aa7 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela


Piece bbcv2bs-aa01-aa7 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • Identification Code: bbcv2bs-aa
  • Size: 115mm x 55mm. The size is smaller than regular size of 156mm x 69mm
  • Obverse: Design mainly in dark cyan and gray over a light blue background. On the right, bust of Panteón Nacional with the leyend "BARRE" below and two leyends in arc on it's side "BOLÍVAR" and "LIBERTADOR". On the left, the denomination in words "DOS BOLÍVARES" «Two Bolívares» inside a guilloche with a serial number above. In each corner, the value in words "DOS". On the top left, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». On the bottom, the payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank».
  • Reverse: Design in gray and white over a dark cyan background. In the center, the denomination in words "DOS BOLÍVARES" «Two Bolívares». On the right, Coat of Arms. On the left, the value "2". On the bottom, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». In each corner the value "2".
  • Common name: This banknote, with the 1 Bolívar banknotes was also known with the popular name of "Tinoticos", in honor of the president of the Central Bank of Venezuela by then. Another popular name was "Monopolio", derived by similar size and paper quality of the popular game "Monopoly".
  • Circulation note: Theses banknotes were issued in emergency to solve the shortage of coins during 1988-1989, as a consequence of illegal funding to obtain nickel due to the high price of this metal in comparison to it's face value. The banknotes that are part of these issues are 1 Bolívar, 2 Bolívares and 5 Bolívares (Design B, type B).
  • Note about amount of pieces: Based on information from Venezuelan Metallic Coins (Asdrúbal Grillet), How to collect banknotes-Venezuelan Catalog 1811-2003 (Germán Hernandez) and Centralized banknote issues of Venezuela (Sergio Sucre), the amount of pieces were 600 millions. However, the known series and amount of pieces are far from that the official amount. Maybe there were other serie prefix that never have circulated and have been destroyed. The serial prefixes that should exist are from AA7 through CS7. This website will only lists those that they existences are known. Some series are less common (see the known serial interval and serie prefix).


  • Identification Code: bbcv2bs-aa01-aa7
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote
  • Date: Octubre 05 1989
  • Serie: AA7. Prefix AA followed by 7 digits
  • Amount: 9,999,999. 4,200,000 pieces that maybe were only allowed on circulation
  • Printer: United States Bank Note Corp
  • Serial interval: AA0000001 - AA9999999. Known AA0000001 - AA9968131
  • Known serial prefix: AA01-AA02, AA11, AA14, AA16-AA18, AA22-AA25, AA27-AA30, AA33-AA34, AA37-AA39, AA42-AA44, AA49, AA51-AA54, AA57, AA59-AA60, AA66, AA68, AA74-AA75, AA77, AA79-AA80, AA84-AA85, AA90-AA92, AA95, AA99 ?

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 3312 (all), 1833 (Level 1), 1042 (Level 2), 379 (Level 3) and 58 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: AA0000001-AA0003312 (all), AA0001480-AA0003312 (Level 1), AA0000438-AA0001479 (Level 2), AA0000059-AA0000437 (Level 3) and AA0000001-AA0000058 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: AA9996688-AA9999999 (all), AA9996688-AA9998520 (Level 1), AA9998521-AA9999562 (Level 2), AA9999563-AA9999941 (Level 3) and AA9999942-AA9999999 (Level 4)
  • Amount of bookend serial number: 99,999 (2 digits), 9,999 (3 digits)
  • Amount of ladder serial number: 0 (circular), 640 (non-circular)
  • Amount of many repeated digits in-a-row serial number: 2,430 (5 digits), 180 (6 digits)
  • Amount of many repeated digits of-a-kind serial number: 17,010 (5 digits), 630 (6 digits)
  • Amount of serial number with unique digits: 5,670 (2 digits-binary), 216,720 (3 digits-ternary)
  • Amount of 4 digits in-a-row serial number: 29,160
  • Amount of 4 digits of-a-kind serial number: 255,150
  • Amount of radar serial number: 9,999
  • Amount of rotator serial number: 127
  • Amount of solid serial number: 9


  • Presidente «President»: Pedro Tinoco
  • Primer Vice presidente «First Vicepresident»: José Vicente Rodríguez Aznar

Identification in other catalogs

  • Qualitative code by Sergio Sucre: bcv2a/8910/23/aa
  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM): P69
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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