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Banknotes in Bolívares : Banco de Venezuela : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Information about Banco de Venezuela and the Monetary Unit Bolívar

Historical overview

Banco de Venezuela was founded in 1890, as a result of a reform of Banco Comercial and merging of Banco de Carabobo. This bank was the biggest banknote issuer with nationwide acceptance before the creation of the National Bank in 1940.

Monetary Unit Name

Bolívar of Silver (1879-1918)
Bolívar of Gold (1918-1974)
Bolívar (1974-2007)

Monetary System

100 Céntimos = 1 Bolívar

Time Period

From 1879 through December 31st 2007, which has been replaced by "Bolívar Fuerte".

Monetary equivalence

5 Céntimos = 1 Centavo (Venezolano)
1 Bolívar = 20 Centavo (Venezolano)
5 Bolívares = 1 Venezolano
1000 Bolívares = 1 Bolívar Fuerte


20 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 20 Bolívares

40 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 40 Bolívares

50 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 50 Bolívares

100 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 100 Bolívares

500 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 500 Bolívares

1000 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 1000 Bolívares

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