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Banknotes from the Banco Central de Venezuela : 5 Bolívares - Design B, Type B : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Photographic reference

Obverse

Piece bbcv5bs-bb01-f7 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv5bs-bb01-f7. Photograph credits: Librería Cultural

Reverse

Piece bbcv5bs-bb01-f7 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv5bs-bb01-f7. Photograph credits: Librería Cultural

Obverse (under ultraviolet light)

Piece bbcv5bs-bb01-a8 (Obverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv5bs-bb01-a8. Photograph credits: Megaser Inversiones

Characteristics

  • Identification Code: bbcv5bs-bb
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 5C
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • Obverse: Design in red. On the left, portrait of Simon Bolivar by José Gil de Castro done in Lima, Perú, in the year 1825. On the right, portrait of Francisco de Miranda by L. Downey. In each corner, the denomination value "5". On the bottom, the denomination in words "CINCO BOLÍVARES" «five Bolívares» and payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank». On the top, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela».
  • Reverse: Design in red. In the center, Panteón Nacional. On the left, Coat of Arms. On the right, the denomination value "5" within a guilloche. In each corner, the denomination value "5". On the bottom, the denomination in words. On the top, the issuer name.
  • Circulation note: Theses banknotes were issued in emergency to solve the shortage of coins during 1988-1989, as a consequence of illegal funding to obtain nickel due to the high price of this metal in comparison to it's face value. The banknotes that are part of these issues are 1 Bolívar, 2 Bolívares and 5 Bolívares (Design B, type B).
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design B, Type A, changes with the removal of the word "CARACAS"
  • Design variations in the reverse: From Design B, Type A, changes with the removal of the word "CARACAS" and with the removal of the printer name..
  • Signatures: "Presidente" «President» and "Primer Vice presidente" «First Vicepresident»

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Issues (41)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-f7 Septiembre 21 1989
F7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-f8 Septiembre 21 1989
F8
50,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-g7 Septiembre 21 1989
G7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-g8 Septiembre 21 1989
G8
50,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-h7 Septiembre 21 1989
H7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-h8 Septiembre 21 1989
H8
50,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-j7 Septiembre 21 1989
J7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-j8 Septiembre 21 1989
J8
50,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-k7 Septiembre 21 1989
K7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-k8 Septiembre 21 1989
K8
50,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-l7 Septiembre 21 1989
L7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-l8 Septiembre 21 1989
L8
14,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-m7 Septiembre 21 1989
M7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-m8 Septiembre 21 1989
M8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-n7 Septiembre 21 1989
N7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-n8 Septiembre 21 1989
N8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-p7 Septiembre 21 1989
P7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-p8 Septiembre 21 1989
P8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-q7 Septiembre 21 1989
Q7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-q8 Septiembre 21 1989
Q8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-r7 Septiembre 21 1989
R7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-r8 Septiembre 21 1989
R8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-s7 Septiembre 21 1989
S7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-s8 Septiembre 21 1989
S8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-t7 Septiembre 21 1989
T7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-t8 Septiembre 21 1989
T8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-u7 Septiembre 21 1989
U7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-u8 Septiembre 21 1989
U8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-v7 Septiembre 21 1989
V7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-v8 Septiembre 21 1989
V8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-x7 Septiembre 21 1989
X7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-x8 Septiembre 21 1989
X8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-y7 Septiembre 21 1989
Y7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-y8 Septiembre 21 1989
Y8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70abbcv5bs-bb01-z7 Septiembre 21 1989
Z7
3,999,999
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-z8 Septiembre 21 1989
Z8
2,000,001
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-a8 Septiembre 21 1989
A8
48,000,000
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-b8 Septiembre 21 1989
B8
48,000,000
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-c8 Septiembre 21 1989
C8
48,000,000
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-d8 Septiembre 21 1989
D8
48,000,000
Detail x
P70bbbcv5bs-bb01-e8 Septiembre 21 1989
E8
48,000,000
Detail x

Replacement banknote (1)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv5bs-bb01r Septiembre 21 1989
W8
891,000?
Detail x
Replacement Banknote

Other pieces (5)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv5bs-bb01s Septiembre 21 1989
8
-
Detail x
Stamped on both faces "ESPECIMEN SIN VALOR" «specimen with no value» in red (not perfored).
N/Lbbcv5bs-bb01s2 Septiembre 21 1989
8
-
Detail x
Stamped on both faces "SPECIMEN" with printer oval seal "SPECIMEN / NO VALUE" in red (perfored). Numbered Specimen
N/Lbbcv5bs-bb01s3 Septiembre 21 1989
8
-
Detail x
Stamped "SPECIMEN" in black
N/Lbbcv5bs-bb01s4 Septiembre 21 1989
A8
-
Detail x
No Specimen stamp
N/Lbbcv5bs-bb01s5 Septiembre 21 1989
E8
-
Detail x
No Specimen stamp

Known errors pieces (3)

SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv5bs-bb01r,e Septiembre 21 1989
W8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the reverse. Missing offset printing
N/Lbbcv5bs-bb01-c8,e Septiembre 21 1989
C8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial absence of offset printing
N/Lbbcv5bs-bb01-d8,e Septiembre 21 1989
D8
-
Detail x
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial absence of offset printing

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Entry
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Entry
Unconfirmed piece
N/L
Not Listed in Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM)
Entry
Piece added recently
XX.XXX.XXX ?
Estimated amount, not confirmed
Entry
Deprecated piece
Entry
Piece with updated information
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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