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Piece bbcv50bsd-aa01-c8 (Obverse)
Photograph credits: Gabriel Landaeta
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Characteristics from Design A, Type A
  • Identification Code: bbcv50bsd-aa
  • General: Design in green
  • 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, portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch. The serial numbers are located at upper right and bottom left rotated 90 degrees clock-wise.
  • Reverse: Design with landscape orientation. On the left, Coat of Arms, Triumph Arc and "Batalla de Carabobo" by Martín Tovar y Tovar. On the right, watermarks zone. On the top left, the issuer name "BANCO CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA" «Central Bank of Venezuela». On the bottom left "200 Años Batalla de Carabobo" «200 years of Battle of Carabobo», on the right the denomination in words "CINCUENTA BOLÍVARES" «fifty Bolívares» and the denomination value "50"
  • Some security elements: diving security thread with "BCV" in 5 windows. watermarks, security thread, invisible ink (ultraviolet), see-through perfect print registration.
  • Watermark: "BCV" and portrait of Simon Bolivar by Philippe Froesch.
  • Identification Code: bbcv50bsd-aa01-c8
  • Piece type: Normal issued banknote
  • Date: Abril 29 2021
  • Serie: C8. Prefix C followed by 8 digits
  • Amount: 99,999,999 (estimated).
  • Printer: Joint Stock Company Goznak (unconfirmed)
  • Serial interval: Unknown. Estimated C00000001 - C99999999. Known C00009192 - C99948920
  • Known serial prefix: C00, C99 ?
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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: C00000001-C00010544 (all), C00004196-C00010544 (Level 1), C00001042-C00004195 (Level 2), C00000104-C00001041 (Level 3) and C00000001-C00000103 (Level 4)
  • High serial interval: C99989456-C99999999 (all), C99989456-C99995804 (Level 1), C99995805-C99998958 (Level 2), C99998959-C99999896 (Level 3) and C99999897-C99999999 (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
Identification in other catalogs
  • Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (SCWPM): P118
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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