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Piece bbcv500000bss-aa01-c8 : Banknote of 500,000 Bolívares Soberanos : Date Septiembre 03 2020 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv500000bss-aa01-c8 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Pacherito

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • Identification Code: bbcv500000bss-aa
  • General: Design in violet.
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination "500 MIL 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 Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch. 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 Mausoleum of the Liberator Simon Bolivar. 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,, the denomination "500 MIL BOLÍVARES". On the bottom left the denomination "500 MIL" repeated 4 times.
  • Some security elements: diving holographic security thread in 5 windows. watermarks, security thread, invisible ink (ultraviolet), see-through perfect print registration.
  • Watermark: "BCV" and portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch.


  • Identification Code: bbcv500000bss-aa01-c8
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote
  • Date: Septiembre 03 2020
  • Serie: C8. Prefix C followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 14,400,000 (estimated).
  • Printer: Venezuelan Mint (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated C00000001 - C14400000. Known C05678402 - C14033041
  • Known serial prefix: C05-C06, C10-C11, C14 ?

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 3979 (all), 2235 (Level 1), 1243 (Level 2), 438 (Level 3) and 63 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: C00000001-C00003979 (all), C00001745-C00003979 (Level 1), C00000502-C00001744 (Level 2), C00000064-C00000501 (Level 3) and C00000001-C00000063 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: C14396022-C14400000 (all), C14396022-C14398256 (Level 1), C14398257-C14399499 (Level 2), C14399500-C14399937 (Level 3) and C14399938-C14400000 (Level 4)

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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