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Information about Venezuela and the Monetary Unit Bolívar


These coins is from the time period since the separation of Venezuela from the Greater Colombia in 1830.

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From 1879 through December 31st 2007, which has been replaced by "Bolívar Fuerte".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


5 Céntimos (Bolívar) (Puya / Centavo)

Piece mv5cts-aa02 (Obverse)
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Coins of 5 Céntimos (Bolívar)

10 Céntimos (Bolívar) (Locha mocha)

Piece mv10cts-aa01 (Obverse)
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Coins of 10 Céntimos (Bolívar)

12 1/2 Céntimos (Bolívar) (Locha / Cuartillo)

Piece mv12.5cts-bb03 (Reverse)
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Coins of 12 1/2 Céntimos (Bolívar)

50 Céntimos (Bolívar) (Real)

Piece mv50cts-bb02 (Reverse)
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Coins of 50 Céntimos (Bolívar)

1/5 Bolívar

Piece mv0.2bs-aa01 (Reverse)
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Coins of 1/5 Bolívar

1/4 Bolívar (Medio)

Piece mv0.25bs-aa03 (Obverse)
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Coins of 1/4 Bolívar
  • Design A, Type A
    1894, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1911, 1912, 1919, 1921, 1924, 1929, 1935, 1936, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1948

1/2 Bolívar (Real)

Piece mv0.5bs-aa01 (Obverse)
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Coins of 1/2 Bolívar

1 Bolívar (Peseta)

Piece mv1bs-aa09 (Reverse)
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Coins of 1 Bolívar

2 Bolívares

Piece mv2bs-aa12 (Obverse)
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Coins of 2 Bolívares

5 Bolívares (Fuerte)

Piece mv5bs-aa02v3 (Obverse)
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Coins of 5 Bolívares

20 Bolívares

Piece mv20bs-cc01 (Reverse)
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Coins of 20 Bolívares

25 Bolívares

Piece mv25bs-aa01p (Obverse)
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Coins of 25 Bolívares

75 Bolívares

Piece mv75bs-aa01 (Reverse)
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Coins of 75 Bolívares

1100 Bolívares

Piece mv1100bs-aa01p (Reverse)
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Coins of 1100 Bolívares

1300 Bolívares

Piece mv1300bs-aa01,t (Obverse)
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Coins of 1300 Bolívares

3000 Bolívares

Piece mv3000bs-aa01p (Reverse)
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Coins of 3000 Bolívares

6000 Bolívares

Piece mv6000bs-aa01 (Reverse)
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Coins of 6000 Bolívares

10,000 Bolívares

Piece mv10000bs-aa01p (Obverse)
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Coins of 10,000 Bolívares

20,000 Bolívares

Piece mv20000bs-aa01 (Obverse)
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Coins of 20,000 Bolívares

25,000 Bolívares

Piece mv25000bs-aa01 (Obverse)
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Coins of 25,000 Bolívares

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