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Venezuelan Bolívar (VES)

The Venezuelan Bolívar is the primary currency of Venezuela. This currency is used by an estimated 28,870,195 people. Based on our estimate, Venezuelan Bolívar is the #44 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Venezuelan Bolívar is "VES". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 928. The currency symbol for the Bolívar is "Bs. S".

Venezuelan Bolívar conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

VES Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Venezuelan Bolívar is Venezuela.

There are approximately 28,870,195 people around the world who use the Venezuelan Bolívar. The Venezuelan Bolívar is the #44 most used widely currency is the world.

28,870,195 user population
Ranked #44 in the world

VES Currency Facts

VES Details

ISO 4217 CodeVES
ISO 4217 Number928
Unit NameBolívar
SymbolBs. S
Currency Nicknamesbolo(s), luca(s)

VES Denominations

Minor Unit Namecéntimo
Minor Unit Symbol ¢
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesBs. S2, Bs. S5, Bs. S10, Bs. S20, Bs. S50, Bs. S100, Bs. S200, Bs. S500
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsBs. S1, 50¢
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

VES Issuance

Central BankBanco Central de Venezuela
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population28,870,195 people
Population Rank#44
VES Inflation RateN.a.
Inflation RankN.a.

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

‡ Corrections or suggestions? Please contact us.

2020 VES Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Banco Central de Venezuela. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Venezuelan Bolívar may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Epiphany January 6, 2020 Closed
Carnival February 24, 2020 Closed
Carnival February 25, 2020 Closed
St. Joseph's Day March 19, 2020 Closed
Holy Thursday April 9, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Mov. Precursor de la Independencia April 19, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Ascension May 25, 2020 Closed
Corpus Christi June 15, 2020 Closed
Battle of Carabobo June 24, 2020 Closed
Sts. Peter and Paul June 29, 2020 Closed
Independence Day July 5, 2020 Closed
Bolivar's Birthday July 24, 2020 Closed
Assumption Day August 15, 2020 Closed
Columbus Day October 12, 2020 Closed
All Saints' Day November 1, 2020 Closed
Immaculate Conception December 7, 2020 Closed
Christmas Eve December 24, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
New Year's Eve December 31, 2020 Closed

VES Currency History

The Venezuelan Bolívar was created in August 2018. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Venezuelan Bolívar.

Currency Active Replaced By
Venezuelan bolívar (VEB) unknown to January 2008 VEF
Venezuelan bolívar fuerte (VEF) unknown to August 2018 VES