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Piece bbcv2bsf-ab01r : Banknote of 2 Bolívares Fuertes : Date Diciembre 19 2008 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv2bsf-ab01r (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Alexis Hernández


Piece bbcv2bsf-ab01r (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Alexis Hernández

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Characteristics from Design A, Type B

  • Identification Code: bbcv2bsf-ab
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Multicolor design with blue as predominant colors.
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination value "2", the denomination in words "DOS BOLÍVARES" «Two 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 Francisco de Miranda from a copy done by Charles Ventrillon-Horber based on Georges Rouget artwork, with the denomination value "2" below. As background, the map of Venezuela with a sailing ship. 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 Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) and worm flower (Bispira Brunnea), with Coro dunes 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 "2" and the denomination in words "DOS BOLÍVARES" «Two Bolívares».
  • Some security elements: security thread with "BCV 2", "BCV 2", "BCV 2" and "BCV 2" (in front of light); watermarks, invisible ink (ultraviolet) and see-through perfect print registration. On the obverse latent image "2" on the bottom.
  • Watermark: portrait of Francisco de Miranda and the denomination value "2".
  • Design variations: The signers are the President (in charge) and the Director instead of the President and the First Vicepresident. This is due to the decease of the President in December 14th 2008.


  • Identification Code: bbcv2bsf-ab01r
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Diciembre 19 2008
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 495,000 (estimated).
  • Printer: Unknown
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z00200001 - Z00695000. Known Z00204971 - Z00692834
  • Known serial prefix: Z0020-Z0022, Z0024-Z0029, Z0031, Z0033-Z0034, Z0036, Z0038-Z0043, Z0045-Z0061, Z0063-Z0069 ?
  • Note: Replacement Banknote

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 731 (all), 352 (Level 1), 238 (Level 2), 114 (Level 3) and 27 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z00200001-Z00200731 (all), Z00200380-Z00200731 (Level 1), Z00200142-Z00200379 (Level 2), Z00200028-Z00200141 (Level 3) and Z00200001-Z00200027 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z00694270-Z00695000 (all), Z00694270-Z00694621 (Level 1), Z00694622-Z00694859 (Level 2), Z00694860-Z00694973 (Level 3) and Z00694974-Z00695000 (Level 4)


  • 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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