Venezuela new 10-bolívar note (B386a) confirmed

On 1 October 2021, Venezuela redenominated its currency at a rate of 1,000,000:1 (effectively removing six zeroes). The country previously redenominated at a rate of 100,000:1 on 20 August 2018, and at a rate of 1,000:1 on 1 January 2008. Old notes equal to or greater than 10,000 bolívares continued to circulate, while smaller denominations had to be exchanged at banks for newly redenominated notes.

B386 (PNL): 10 bolívares

Purple. Front (vertical): Spanish text; stars; flowers; Simón Bolívar wearing military uniform; running horse; BCV as registration device. Back: Spanish text; coat of arms; Arco de Triunfo (Arch of Triumph) in Campo Carabobo; Martín Tovar y Tovar’s painting, “Batalla de Carabobo” (Battle of Carabobo). Windowed security thread with demetalized BCV. Watermark: Simón Bolívar and electrotype BCV. Printer: CASA DE LA MONEDA-VENEZUELA. 156 x 69 mm. Paper.

a. 29 DE ABRIL DE 2021. Sig. 37: Ortega/Hernández. Prefix A. Intro: 01.10.2021. 

Courtesy of Billy Cusack and Art Levenite.

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  1. Actual printer: Goznak (large serials, thin 5-window security thread).

    Notice that this note uses almost the very same color scheme as the 500000-bolivar note (also printed by Goznak), which has led to confusion (and some scams!). At least the banknote backs are different, if for some reason you can’t read the denomination at front.

    Prefixes confirmed to date: A, B. Replacements also exist with prefix X (as typical from Goznak).

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