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Piece bbcv500bss-aa02-a8 : Banknote of 500 Bolívares Soberanos : Date Mayo 18 2018 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv500bss-aa02-a8 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Joseph Perez

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • 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.


  • Identification Code: bbcv500bss-aa02-a8
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote
  • Date: Mayo 18 2018
  • Serie: A8. Prefix A followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 44,549,999 (estimated).
  • Printer: Venezuelan Mint (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated A55450001 - A99999999. Known A55502054 - A98888889
  • Known serial prefix: A55, A58, A61-A64, A67-A69, A72, A74-A75, A78, A83, A85, A87, A98 ?

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 7021 (all), 4112 (Level 1), 2142 (Level 2), 683 (Level 3) and 84 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: A55450001-A55457021 (all), A55452910-A55457021 (Level 1), A55450768-A55452909 (Level 2), A55450085-A55450767 (Level 3) and A55450001-A55450084 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: A99992979-A99999999 (all), A99992979-A99997090 (Level 1), A99997091-A99999232 (Level 2), A99999233-A99999915 (Level 3) and A99999916-A99999999 (Level 4)


  • Presidente BCV «President of BCV»: Ramón Lobo
  • Primer Vicepresidente BCV «First vicepresident of BCV»: Sohail Hernández

Identification in other catalogs

  • Qualitative code by Sergio Sucre: Not listed
  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM): Not listed
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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