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Portugal 10000 Escudos 2.5.1996 (Sig: de Sousa; Mateus) (0G9407674) (lt. circulated) XF

Portugal 10000 Escudos 2.5.1996 (Sig: de Sousa; Mateus) (0G9407674) (lt. circulated) XF
Product Code:
PT-191a(3)
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10000 Escudos 2.5.1996 (Obverse: Portuguese Maritime Discoveries: Engraved effigy and signature of Dom Henrique of Portugal, Duke of Viseu (4 March 1394 – 13 November 1460), better known as Prince Henry the Navigator (Infante Dom Henrique, o Navegador). Order of the Garter with inscription: 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' (Anglo-Norman for 'Shame on him who thinks evil of it'). Hourglass. Compass. Portuguese shield on a seal of Infante Dom Henrique on the background of fleur-de-lis and crosses. Rampant lion holding a banner. Reverse: Portuguese Caravela sailing ship. Cross of the Order of Christ. Fleur-de-lis. Oak acorns. Compass. Text excerpt from Fernando Pessoa's 'Mensagem': "Deus quer, o homem sonha, a obra nasce. Deus quis que a terra fosse toda uma, Que o mar unisse, já não separasse. Sagrou-te, e foste desvendando a espuma". Watermark: Identical reversed portrait of Prince Henry the Navigator. Predominant colours: Violet and orange. Date on the banknote: 2 May 1996. Designer: Luís Filipe de Abreu. Signatures: António José Fernandes de Sousa (Governor – O Governador); Abel Moreira Mateus (Administrator – O Administrador). Issuer: Banco de Portugal. Demonetized: 28 February 2002. Redeemable until: 1 March 2022. Material: Cotton fiber paper. Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited, England (TDLR)) (Serial # 0G9407674) (lightly circulated) XF

Dimensions: 154 x 74 mm

IMPORTANT: The banknote picture is for reference only (unless its serial number exactly matches its description). Photos displaying the entire banknote should not be treated as WYSIWYG for signature and date varieties, for exact serial numbers etc. Smaller supplemental photos of signatures are WYSIWYG indeed. Our textual descriptions are your reliable guide to what you will receive. What you read is what you get (WYRIWYG).

Catalogue Number: P-191a(3) (Albert Pick; Krause; Banknote-ws)

Grade/condition: Extremely Fine (XF) (lightly circulated, used)

Texts: Banco de Portugal. Dez Mil Escudos. Ten Thousand Escudos. Chapa 2. Lisboa, 2 de Maio de 1996. Anriq Portugalie Sigilium Domini Infantis. Sierra Lioa. Talant de biê faire.

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