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Obverse
Piece bbcv20000bs-ba02r (Obverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20000bs-ba02r: Design B, Type A. Date Agosto 13 2002. Serie Z8. Replacement banknote
Photograph credits: Felipe Zhou
Reverse
Piece bbcv20000bs-ba02r (Reverse)
Photo from piece bbcv20000bs-ba02r: Design B, Type A. Date Agosto 13 2002. Serie Z8. Replacement banknote
Photograph credits: Felipe Zhou
Obverse (under ultraviolet light)
Piece bbcv20000bs-ba01-a8 (Obverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv20000bs-ba01-a8: Design B, Type A. Date Agosto 16 2001. Serie A8
Reverse (under ultraviolet light)
Piece bbcv20000bs-ba01-a8 (Reverse, under ultraviolet light)
Photo from piece bbcv20000bs-ba01-a8: Design B, Type A. Date Agosto 16 2001. Serie A8
Characteristics
  • Identification Code: bbcv20000bs-ba
  • Identification by Sergio Sucre: 20000B
  • Size: 156 x 69 mm (6.14 x 2.72 in.)
  • Obverse: Design in ocher. On the right, portrait of Simón Rodríguez, that seems that it was painted by Juan Agustín Guerrero. In the center, the denomination value "20000" with the denomination in words "VEINTE MIL BOLIVARES" «twenty thousand Bolívares» splitted in two parts over the Angel Falls as background, and the payment clause "PAGADEROS AL PORTADOR EN LAS OFICINAS DEL BANCO" «Payments to the Bearier in the Offices of the Bank» below. On the left, watermarks zone. On the top left, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». In each corner but bottom left corner the denomination value "20000".
  • Reverse: Design in ocher. In the center, view of the Angel Falls, discovered in 1937 by James (Jimmy) Angel, Guacamaya, the orchid Cattleya Mosiae and Coat of Arms. On the top left, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». In the bottom right corner,, the denomination in words "VEINTE MIL BOLIVARES" «twenty thousand Bolívares». On the bottom left and upper right corners, the denomination value "20000".
  • Similarities of the obverse design: The design is similar to Design A, Type A, the design varies with the change of the text "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela» to "REPÚBLICA BOLIVARIANA DE VENEZUELA" «Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela», color, variations in ornaments and engravements.
  • Similarities of the reverse design: The design is similar to Design A, Type A, with color change, variations in ornaments and engravements.
  • Signatures: "Presidente" «President» and "Primer Vice presidente" «First Vicepresident»
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Warning
- A banknote piece with unknown serie prefix or out of estimated or known serial interval does not necessarily means that it's a unique and rare piece.

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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
P86abbcv20000bs-ba01-a8 Entry with photo Agosto 16 2001
A8
90,000,000
Known A00000001 - A89998857
P86abbcv20000bs-ba01-b8 Entry with photo Agosto 16 2001
B8
15,650,000
Known B00000001 - B15544559
P86bbbcv20000bs-ba02-b8 Entry with photo Agosto 13 2002
B8
74,350,000
Known B15674056 - B89974276
P86bbbcv20000bs-ba02-c8 Entry with photo Agosto 13 2002
C8
2,900,000
Known C00000001 - C02880254
P86cbbcv20000bs-ba03-c8 Entry with photo Mayo 25 2004
C8
87,100,000
Known C02916184 - C89995292
P86cbbcv20000bs-ba03-d8 Entry with photo Mayo 25 2004
D8
56,700,000
Known D00015990 - D56658401

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SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba01r Entry with photo Agosto 16 2001
Z8
92,641
Known Z00000153 - Z00073808
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba02r Entry with photo Agosto 13 2002
Z8
51,131
Known Z00087478 - Z00133264
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba03r Entry with photo Mayo 25 2004
Z8
36,369
Known Z00146084 - Z00226481
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba01s Entry with photo (V) Agosto 16 2001
A8
-
No Specimen stamp (not perfored)
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba01s2 Entry with photo Agosto 16 2001
A8
1500?
Stamped on the obverse "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored). Numbered specimen. Known 0015 - 1496. Estimated 0001 - 1500
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba02s Entry with photo Agosto 13 2002
C8
-
Stamped on the obverse "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored). Unnumbered specimen
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba02s2 Entry with photo Agosto 13 2002
B8
1000?
Stamped on the obverse "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored). Numbered specimen. Known 0031 - 1000. Estimated 0001 - 1000
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba03s Entry with photo Mayo 25 2004
C8
1000?
Stamped on the obverse "MUESTRA SIN VALOR" «sample with no value» in red (not perfored). Numbered specimen. Known 0010 - 0969. Estimated 0001 - 1000
SCWPM Piece Code Date Serie Amount
Note
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba02-b8,e Entry with photo Agosto 13 2002
B8
-
Error. Displaced vertical print on the obverse. Displaced typographic printing. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba03-c8,e Entry with photo Mayo 25 2004
C8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the obverse. Partial Calcographic (intanglio) printing due to ink failure
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba03-c8,e2 Entry with photo Mayo 25 2004
C8
-
Error. Displaced vertical print on the obverse. Displaced typographic printing. Serial number
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba03-d8,e Entry with photo Mayo 25 2004
D8
-
Error. Incomplete printing on the reverse. Missing Calcographic (intanglio) printing
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba03-d8,e2 Entry with photo Mayo 25 2004
D8
-
Error. Two distinct serial number pair
N/Lbbcv20000bs-ba03-d8,e3 Entry with photo Mayo 25 2004
D8
32?
Error. Serial number position mismatch and print out of offset
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 25 April, 2024
  • Deprecated: Piece deleted and no longer valid.
  • Updated: Piece updated since 25 April, 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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