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Banknotes from the Banco Central de Venezuela : 500 Bolívares Soberanos - Design A, Type A : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece bbcv500bss-aa02-c8 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv500bss-aa02-c8. Photograph credits: Manuel A. Marino

Reverse

Piece bbcv500bss-aa02-c8 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv500bss-aa02-c8. Photograph credits: Manuel A. Marino

Obverse (under ultraviolet light)

Piece bbcv500bss-aa02s (Obverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv500bss-aa02s. Photograph credits: numisubastas.com

Reverse (under ultraviolet light)

Piece bbcv500bss-aa02s (Reverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv500bss-aa02s. Photograph credits: numisubastas.com

Obverse (in front of light)

Piece bbcv500bss-aa01-a8 (Obverse, in front of light)
Photo from piece bbcv500bss-aa01-a8. Photograph credits: Ivan León

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: bbcv500bss-aa
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Multicolor design with orcher and brown as predominant colors.
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination value "500", the denomination in words "QUINIENTOS BOLÍVARES" «five hundred 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 with the denomination value "500" below. 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 Venezuelan troupial (Icterus icterus) with Macarao National Park. 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 "500" and the denomination in words "QUINIENTOS BOLÍVARES" «five hundred Bolívares».
  • Some security elements: Diving holographic security thread in 4 windows with "BCV", "BCV", "BCV" and "BCV" (in front of light); watermarks, invisible ink (ultraviolet), see-through perfect print registration. On the obverse latent image "BCV" on the bottom.
  • Watermark: "BCV" and portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch.
  • Variations: The issue of May 2018 there are some variations of the brighness of the security thread and the watermarks, particulary the serie B, C, D and part of E is brilliant, and the other part of serie E and F is opaque.
  • Signatures: "Presidente BCV" «President of BCV» and "Primer Vicepresidente BCV" «First vicepresident of BCV»

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Issues (11)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa01-a8 Enero 15 2018
A8
52,200,000?
Detail x
A000-A520
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02-a8 Mayo 18 2018
A8
46,034,999?
Detail x
Shiny security thread (A54-A99)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02-b8 Mayo 18 2018
B8
99,999,999?
Detail x
Shiny security thread (B00-B99)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02-c8 Mayo 18 2018
C8
99,999,999?
Detail x
Shiny security thread (C00-C99)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02-d8 Mayo 18 2018
D8
99,999,999?
Detail x
Shiny security thread (D00-D99)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02-e8 Mayo 18 2018
E8
3,915,000?
Detail x
Shiny security thread (E00-E038)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02-e8-2 Mayo 18 2018
E8
95,174,999?
Detail x
Opaque security thread (E048-E99)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02-f8 Mayo 18 2018
F8
53,550,000?
Detail x
Opaque security thread (F00-F53)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa01-f8 Enero 15 2018
F8
45,449,999?
Detail x
F54-F99
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa01-g8 Enero 15 2018
G8
99,999,999?
Detail x
G00-G99
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa01-h8 Enero 15 2018
H8
36,900,000?
Detail x
H00-H36

Replacement banknote (4)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa01r Enero 15 2018
Z8
5400?
Detail x
First interval. (Z000000-Z000047)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02r Mayo 18 2018
Z8
552,150?
Detail x
First interval. Shiny security thread (Z0055-Z0110)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02r2 Mayo 18 2018
Z8
266,850?
Detail x
Second interval. Opaque security thread (Z0404-Z0430)
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa01r2 Enero 15 2018
Z8
34,200?
Detail x
Second interval. (Z05539-Z05564)

Other pieces (4)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02p Mayo 18 2018
F8
45?
Detail x
Print proof
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02p2 Mayo 18 2018
-
45?
Detail x
Print proof
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02p3 Mayo 18 2018
-
45?
Detail x
Print proof. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv500bss-aa02s Mayo 18 2018
B8
-
Detail x
Stamped on both faces "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored).

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N/L
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XX.XXX.XXX ?
Estimated amount, not confirmed
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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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