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Banknotes from the Banco Central de Venezuela : 2 Bolívares : Octubre 05 1989 : Design A, Type A

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece bbcv2bs-aa01-ac7 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv2bs-aa01-ac7. Photograph credits: Emilio Orta

Reverse

Piece bbcv2bs-aa01-ac7 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv2bs-aa01-ac7. Photograph credits: Emilio Orta

Obverse (under ultraviolet light)

Piece bbcv2bs-aa01-ab7 (Obverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv2bs-aa01-ab7. Photograph credits: Numismática Globus

Characteristics

  • Date: Octubre 05 1989
  • 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).
  • Signatures: "Presidente" «President» and "Primer Vice presidente" «First Vicepresident»

Replacement banknote (1)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv2bs-aa01r Octubre 05 1989
XX7
1,200,500?
Detail x

Known errors pieces (1)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv2bs-aa01-af7,e Octubre 05 1989
AF7
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete serial number printing due to ink failure

Other pieces (7)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv2bs-aa01p Octubre 05 1989
CH7
-
Detail x
Print proof. Stamped on the obverse "SPECIMEN" in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv2bs-aa01p2 Octubre 05 1989
CJ7
-
Detail x
Print proof. Stamped "SPECIMEN" in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv2bs-aa01p3 Octubre 05 1989
AW7
-
Detail x
Print proof. Stamped "ESPECIMEN" in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv2bs-aa01p4 Octubre 05 1989
AM7
-
Detail x
Print proof. Stamped "SPECIMEN" in red (not perfored).. Incomplete obverse print.
N/Lbbcv2bs-aa01p5 Octubre 05 1989
A7
-
Detail x
Print proof. Stamped "SPECIMEN" in red (not perfored).. Incomplete obverse print.
N/Lbbcv2bs-aa01s Octubre 05 1989
AA7
-
Detail x
Stamped on the obverse "ESPÉCIMEN" in magenta (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv2bs-aa01s2 Octubre 05 1989
-
-
Detail x
No Specimen stamp (not perfored)

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