Portugal currency 500 Escudos banknote 1966 King João II of Portugal

Portugal bank notes 500 Escudos banknote, King João II
Portugal bank notes 500 Escudos note, King João II of Portugal.
Portugal banknotes 500 Escudos Portuguese escudo note
Portugal banknotes 500 Escudos note.
Portugal currency 500 Escudos banknote 1966 King João II of Portugal
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Obverse: King of Portugal João II (Painting collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna) at right, old map at center.
Reverse: Compass-card or Rhumb-card (Rosa dos Ventos - compass rose) at left, Castle view at center, sculptural group (Pedro Nunes and navigator Gil Eanes) that decorate the Monument of the Discoveries on the northern margin of the Tagus River estuary, in the Lisbon.

The entire work for the manufacture of this note was executed by Dutch firm Enschedé en Zonen Grafische Inrichting N.V., Haarlem. The printing of the note Calcográfica both the front and the back was made by the process Giori, consisting of a direct printing in three colors, using an engraved steel plate intaglio. The bottom of the front and back, was done in "offset", and consists of three plates with special registers. The paper is manufactured from Société Arjomari, Paris, and has a yellowish color, a thin cross-flashing and the watermark is composed of an equal to the printed portrait. Note dimensions 156x78 mm. Were issued 111,073,000 notes with the dates of January 25, 1966 and September 6, 1979. First issued on 17 October 1966 and the last issue April 6, 1982. Were withdrawn from circulation in January 29, 1988.

Portugal banknotes - Portugal paper money
1964-1979 Issue

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João II - John II of Portugal, by name The Perfect Prince, Portuguese O Principe Perfeito   (born 1455, Lisbon, Portugal - died October 1495, Alvor), was the king of Portugal and the Algarves in 1477 and from 1481 to 1495, regarded as one of the greatest Portuguese rulers, chiefly because of his ruthless assertion of royal authority over the great nobles and his resumption of the exploration of Africa and the quest for India.