Venezuelan currency – are any of these bills still used?

Posted: October 18th, 2016 under Digital Migration.

While rummaging around the various souvenirs and mementoes from all our travels, I ran across these: 


With the inflation rate running in the near-four-figure range (the way it did in ’88 when I was an overwhelmed editor there), I wonder if there is even a use for a 2 bolivare bill these days? 

Anecdotally, it takes a stack of hundreds just to buy coffee. 

Somewhere, I have an old solid-steel 5 bolivar coin from ’88. They were common until deflation meant that it was worth more to melt them down and sell them as scrap metal than their face value. 

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