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Piece bbcv5bss-aa01-f8 : Banknote of 5 Bolívares Soberanos : Date Enero 15 2018 : Banco Central de Venezuela

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Piece bbcv5bss-aa01-f8 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Gabriel Landaeta


Piece bbcv5bss-aa01-f8 (Reverse)
Photograph credits: Gabriel Landaeta

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Characteristics from Design A, Type A

  • Identification Code: bbcv5bss-aa
  • Size: 156mm x 69mm
  • General: Multicolor design with orange and violet as predominant colors.
  • Obverse: Design with portrait orientation. On the top, "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela». Below, the denomination value "5", the denomination in words "CINCO BOLÍVARES" «five 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 José Felix Ribas by Martín Tovar y Tovar, with the denomination value "5" 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 Rancho Grande harlequin frog (Atelopus cruciger) with Henri Pittier 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 "5" and the denomination in words "CINCO BOLÍVARES" «five Bolívares».
  • Some security elements: security thread 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: bbcv5bss-aa01-f8
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote
  • Date: Enero 15 2018
  • Serie: F8. Prefix F followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 99,999,999 (estimated).
  • Printer: De La Rue Currency (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated F00000001 - F99999999. Known F00077001 - F99725048
  • Known serial prefix: F00-F07, F12-F13, F15, F17-F29, F31-F42, F44-F45, F47-F48, F51-F52, F54-F62, F65-F70, F72-F84, F86-F95, F97-F99 ?

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Fancy serial numbers

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  • Amount of low or high serials: 10544 (all), 6349 (Level 1), 3154 (Level 2), 938 (Level 3) and 103 (Level 4)
  • Low serial interval: F00000001-F00010544 (all), F00004196-F00010544 (Level 1), F00001042-F00004195 (Level 2), F00000104-F00001041 (Level 3) and F00000001-F00000103 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: F99989456-F99999999 (all), F99989456-F99995804 (Level 1), F99995805-F99998958 (Level 2), F99998959-F99999896 (Level 3) and F99999897-F99999999 (Level 4)
  • Amount of bookend serial number: 999,999 (2 digits), 99,999 (4 digits), 9,999 (4 digits)
  • Amount of ladder serial number: 700 (circular), 1,280 (non-circular)
  • Amount of many repeated digits in-a-row serial number: 29,160 (5 digits), 2,430 (6 digits), 180 (7 digits)
  • Amount of many repeated digits of-a-kind serial number: 408,240 (5 digits), 22,680 (5 digits), 720 (7 digits)
  • Amount of serial number with unique digits: 11,430 (2 digits-binary), 695,520 (3 digits-ternary)
  • Amount of repeater serial number: 99 (2 digits)
  • Amount of birthday serial number (estimated between years 1900-2050): 55,266 (day-month-year), 55,266 (month-day-year), 55,266 (year-month-day)
  • Amount of doubles serial number: 7,290
  • Amount of radar serial number: 9,999
  • Amount of rotator serial number: 255
  • Amount of solid serial number: 9


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

Identification in other catalogs

  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM): P102
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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