Local currencies in Venezuela are most commonly used as "barter facilitators." The social function of barter facilitators and coins is to "act as a facilitating tool for the exchange of products, services and proportional knowledge among the members of the System, without accumulating, with a self-managing and socialist spirit. It does not produce interest and for no reason can be exchanged for money."


Cimarrón

Region: San José de Barlovento, Miranda, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: June 2008

Description and Background:  El Cimarrón notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar as a barter facilitator.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Sistema de Trueke Cimarrón de Barlovento

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-cimarron-barlovento-miranda/

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Cóndor

Region: Santiago de los Caballeros de Mérida, Mérida, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: October 2009

Description and Background:  El Condór notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar as a barter facilitator in the Merida Trueke System.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Merida Trueke System

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-condor-2009-merida/

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Guaiquerí

Region: Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: February 2008

Description and Background:  Guaiquerí notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar and are used in the Paraguachoa Trueke System. The currency is named after the first inhabitants of Margarita Island: the Guaqueries Indians.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Paraguachoa Trueke System

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-guaiqueri-isla-margarita-nueva-esparta/

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Lionza

Region: Urachiche, Yaracuy, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: June 2007

Description and Background:  The Lionza is used as a voucher to exchange goods and services produced by the 81 “prosumers” (participants) Group Trucking Urachiche town. 0.5 Lionzas are equal to 500 Bolivars.

Circulation and Participation: There are 6 barter markets and 81 participants using Lionza

Founders: Group Trucking Urachiche town

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-lionza-urachiche-yaracuy/

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Momoy

Region: Boconó, Trujillo, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: November 2007

Description and Background:  El Momoy notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar and are used as a barter facilitator in the Boconó Trueke System. The currency is named after a common legend in the Trujillo state that describes small men dressed in an indigenous way or with long beards and large bud hats.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Boconó Trueke System

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-momoy-2007-bocono-trujillo/

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Panal

Region: Caracas, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: December 2017

Description and Background:  El Panal notes initially circulated during the trial period in the “ Planned Rice Supply Day ”, cereal that is grown and harvested by la Comuna el Panal y el colectivo Fuerza Patriótica Alexis Vive (FPAV). They are used 1:5,00 to the Bolivar and are exchanged at the Banco Comunal del Panal 2021.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: la Comuna el Panal y el colectivo Fuerza Patriótica Alexis Vive (FPAV)

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-el-panal/

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Paria

Region: Yaguaraparo, Sucre, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: March 2008

Description and Background:  El Paria notes were created under the Trueke l @ s Pariagotos System and are used 1:1 to the Bolivar.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Trueke l @ s Pariagotos System

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-el-paria-marzo-2008-peninsula-de-paria-estado-sucre/

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Relámpagos del Catatumbo

Region: Perijá, Zulia, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: June 2008

Description and Background:  Relámpagos notes are used as a barter facilitator in the Barter System of Perijá Norte (Villa del Rosario and Labyrinth City) and the Barter System of Perijá Sur (Machiques). These barter networks are used by four indigenous ethnic groups, the Bari, the Yukpas, the Japreria and the Wayú, each with its own language.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: the Barter System of Perijá Norte and the Barter System of Perijá Sur

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-el-relampago-del-catatumbo-perija-edo-zulia/

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Sanareño

Region: Sanare, Lara, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: November 2011

Description and Background:  Sanareño notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar in the Trueke System of the Communal Territory “Argimiro Gabaldon.”

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Trueke System of the Communal Territory “Argimiro Gabaldon”

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-sanareno-sanare-edo-lara/

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Tamunangue

Region: Quibor, Lara, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: June 2008

Description and Background:  Tamunangue notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar in the Trueke Saquito Larense System. The currency is named after a traditional dance in the area that mixes influences of the indigenous culture of South America with Spanish culture and African cultures.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Trueke Saquito Larense System

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-tamunangue-quibor-lara/

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Ticoporo

Region: Socopó, Barinas, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: April 2008

Description and Background:  Ticoporo notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar as a barter facilitator. Initially the currency was created within the framework of the Socopó Trueke System but later it was designated as Ticoporo Trueke System, to allow the participation of other neighboring towns such as: Pedraza, Barinas, Barinitas, Calderas and other towns of the Barinas state.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Socopó Trueke System

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-el-ticoporo-socopo-estado-barinas/

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Turimquire

Region: San Antonio Capayacuar, Monagas, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: June 2008

Description and Background:  Turimquire notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar as a barter facilitator in the Trueke Bio-Region System of Turimiquire.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Trueke Bio-Region System of Turimiquire

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-turimiquire-san-antonio-capayacuar-monagas/

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Zambo

Region: San Luis, Bólivar, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: October 2007

Description and Background:  Zambo notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar and was introduced at the first barter market in the state of Falcón. The José Leonardo Chirino Community Bank, designed for the granting of microcredits, was started in conjunction with the Zambo currency.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: unknown

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-zambo-sierra-san-luis-edo-falcon/

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Zamorano Grandeza del Tuy

Region: Charallave, Miranda, Venezuela

Currency Type: locally-issued barter-facilitating paper currency

First Issued: November 2010

Description and Background:  Zamorano notes are used 1:1 to the Bolivar. They are a social currency that first circulated in the Kirikire Barter network in October 2010 before being more widely used.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Kirikire Barter System of the Valleys of Tuy

Contact: vtorreal@yahoo.com

Website/Reference: http://www.monedasdevenezuela.net/articulos/moneda-comunal-zamorano-grandeza-del-tuy-estado-miranda/