Cape Verde 500 Escudos banknote 1977 Amilcar Cabral

Currency of Cape Verde 500 Escudos banknote 1977 Amilcar Cabral
Cape Verde 500 Escudos banknote 1977

Currency of Cape Verde 500 Escudos banknote 1977 Amilcar Cabral
Bank of Cape Verde - Banco de Cabo Verde

This note pays homage to the marine life that surrounds the islands. In the small panel on the front of the note is a shark and in the corresponding panel on the back of the notes are several species of maritime fauna found around Cape Verde.

Obverse: On the right, highlighted, there’s the effigy of Amilcar Cabral, the founder of Cape Verdean nationality. Amílcar Cabral wearing a traditional skullcap known as a sumbia.
The lower border consists of three rectangular vignettes of unequal size, the outermost ones containing the inscription “500”. Crossing the central vignette and the entire height of the note, there is a security thread which can be seen through the transparency.

Reverse: The composition consists of three panels, the left one being the reproduction of a painting of São Vicente’s Porto Grande; in the lower left center, there’s the inscription “A Lei Pune o Contrafactor” (The Law Punishes Counterfeiters).
The right panel represents some species of Cape Verde’s marine fauna: Atlantic bluefin tuna, Langouste, Octopus.
  In the area reserved for the watermark, there is a slight downward inflection, allowing for part of the inscription “500” to appear printed on it.

The Porto Grande (Great Port), the largest port in Cape Verde. Porto Grande is the port to the town of Mindelo on the island of São Vicente, which is one of the northern ‘windward’ islands. Mindelo is the second-largest city in the country.

Watermark: Amilcar Cabral.
Dimensions: 144 x 71 mm
Predominant Color: Blue

Cape Verde Banknotes - Cape Verde Paper Money
20.01.1977 "Amilcar Cabral" Issue

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