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Obverse
Piece bbcv10bs-ba01-f7 (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv10bs-ba01-f7: Design B, Type A. Date Julio 31 1952. Serie F7
Photograph credits: Francisco Ortiz
Reverse
Piece bbcv10bs-ba01-f7 (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv10bs-ba01-f7: Design B, Type A. Date Julio 31 1952. Serie F7
Photograph credits: Francisco Ortiz
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbcv10bs-ba
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 10B
  • Size: 156 x 69 mm (6.14 x 2.72 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in violet with frame-like border. On the left, portrait of Simon Bolivar inside an oval from unknown author. On the right, inside an oval, portrait taken from the litography of Lemoine about the Marshal of Ayacucho, Antonio José de Sucre. In each corner the value in words "DIEZ" «ten». In the center, the denomination value "10", below the denomination in words "DIEZ BOLIVARES" «Ten Bolívares» and the 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 violet with frame-like border. In the center, Monument to Carabobo by Antonio Rodríguez del Villar, site which Bolívar achieved the independence of Venezuela on June 24th 1821. On the left, the denomination value "10". On the right, Coat of Arms. In each corner the value in words "DIEZ" «ten». On the bottom, the denomination in words "DIEZ BOLIVARES" «Ten Bolívares». On the top, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela».
  • Common name: This design had as common name "Orejón" (big ears) and it was retired out of circulation early because the inhabitants rejected the exaggerated and ugly engraving of Simon Bolivar and Sucre.
  • Design variations in the obverse: From Design A, Type A, there are differences in the engravements and adornments.
  • Signatures: "Presidente" «President» and "Primer Vice presidente" «First Vicepresident»
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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
P38bbcv10bs-ba01-e7 Entry with photo Julio 31 1952
E7
1,198,000
P38bbcv10bs-ba01-f7 Entry with photo Julio 31 1952
F7
1,802,000
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv10bs-bas Entry with photoNo date
E6
80?
Stamped on both faces "SPECIMEN" with printer oval seal "SPECIMEN / CANCELLED" on obverse, in black (not perfored). Numbered specimen. Known 46 - 71. Estimated 1 - 80
N/Lbbcv10bs-bas2 Entry without photo (C)No date
A6
-
No Specimen stamp
N/Lbbcv10bs-bas3 Entry without photo (C)No date
E6
-
"CANCELLED" pinch holes.
N/Lbbcv10bs-bas4 Entry with photoNo date
E6
60?
Stamped on the obverse with printer oval seal "SPECIMEN / CANCELLED" in black (not perfored). Numbered specimen. Known 8 - 59. Estimated 1 - 60
Legend
Piece information
No change
Unconfirmed (C)
Added recently (N)
Deprecated (E)
Updated (A)
Unverified (V)
In revision (R)
  • Unconfirmed: Referenced piece that it's not confirmed the existence.
  • Added recently: Piece added since 17 February, 2024
  • Deprecated: Piece deleted and no longer valid.
  • Updated: Piece updated since 17 February, 2024
  • Unverified: Piece that should exists but no verified piece is known.
  • In revision: Catalogued piece that is under revision.

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N/L Not Listed in Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM)
XX.XXX.XXX ? Estimated amount, not confirmed
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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