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Piece bbcv50bss-aa03r : Banknote of 50 Bolívares Soberanos : Date Mayo 18 2018 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv50bss-aa03r (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Ivan León


Piece bbcv50bss-aa03r (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Ivan León

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • Identification Code: bbcv50bss-aa
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Multicolor design with pink, violet 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 "50", the denomination in words "CINCUENTA BOLÍVARES" «fifty 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, Antonio José de Sucre with the denomination value "50" 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 Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) with Medina beach,Península de Paria National Park 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 "50" and the denomination in words "CINCUENTA BOLÍVARES" «fifty Bolívares».
  • Some security elements: diving holographic security thread in 3 windows with "BCV", "BCV", "BCV" and "BCV" (in front of light); watermarks, invisible ink (ultraviolet) and see-through perfect print registration. On the obverse latent image "BCV" on the bottom.
  • Watermark: "BCV" and portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch.


  • Identification Code: bbcv50bss-aa03r
  • Piece type: Replacement Banknote
  • Date: Mayo 18 2018
  • Serie: Z8. Prefix Z followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 177,750 (estimated).
  • Printer: De La Rue Currency (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated Z04385001 - Z04562750. Known Z04387651 - Z04562236
  • Known serial prefix: Z04387, Z04389, Z04396, Z04400, Z04439, Z04442, Z04444, Z04447, Z04454, Z04460, Z04480, Z04490, Z04492, Z04499-Z04501, Z04512, Z04518, Z04533-Z04534, Z04538, Z04545, Z04550, Z04552, Z04556, Z04562 ?

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 437 (all), 199 (Level 1), 142 (Level 2), 75 (Level 3) and 21 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: Z04385001-Z04385437 (all), Z04385239-Z04385437 (Level 1), Z04385097-Z04385238 (Level 2), Z04385022-Z04385096 (Level 3) and Z04385001-Z04385021 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: Z04562314-Z04562750 (all), Z04562314-Z04562512 (Level 1), Z04562513-Z04562654 (Level 2), Z04562655-Z04562729 (Level 3) and Z04562730-Z04562750 (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 1961-2019 (25th edition - 2019)

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