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Banknotes in Bolívares : Ministerio de Sanidad y Asistencia Social : Numismatic Catalog of Venezuela

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Information about Ministerio de Sanidad y Asistencia Social and the Monetary Unit Bolívar


This notes circulated in the National Leprosarium, which replaced coins with values above 0,25 Bolívar, consecuences of a masive counterfeit coins.

Monetary Unit Name

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


This banknotes was semi-official and could only be used in the Leprosarium.

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From 1879 through December 31st 2007, which has been replaced by "Bolívar Fuerte".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


25 Céntimos (Bolívar)

Banknotes of 25 Céntimos (Bolívar)

50 Céntimos (Bolívar)

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Banknotes of 50 Céntimos (Bolívar)

1 Bolívar

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Banknotes of 1 Bolívar

2 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 2 Bolívares

5 Bolívares

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Banknotes of 5 Bolívares
Monetary Unit

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