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Portugal 2000 Escudos 11.9.1997 (Sig: de Sousa; Mateus) (B09585716) (circulated) VF

Portugal 2000 Escudos 11.9.1997 (Sig: de Sousa; Mateus) (B09585716) (circulated) VF
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20.00 ($ 21.80)
2000 Escudos 11.9.1997 (Obverse: Portuguese Maritime Discoveries: Engraved effigy of the Portuguese mariner and explorer Bartolomeu Dias (1450–1500). Ancient cruzado coin of Dom João II. Astrolabe – ancient sailing instrument. Compasses. Reverse: Ancient map, calliper and compass. Portuguese ship Caravela sailing the African coast. Dias Cross at Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope in Western Cape, South Africa. Text line from Luís Vaz de Camões' epic poem "Os Lusíadas": "Aqui toda a Africana costa acabo. Neste meu nunca visto promontório". Watermark: Identical portrait of Bartolomeu Dias. Predominant colour: Blue. Date on the banknote: 11 September 1997. 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: Giesecke & Devrient, Germany (G&D)) (Serial # B09585716) (circulated) VF

Dimensions: 139 x 67 mm

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Catalogue Number: P-189c(9) (Albert Pick; Krause; Banknote-ws)

Grade/condition: Very Fine (VF) (circulated, used)

Texts: Banco de Portugal. Dois Mil Escudos. Two Thousand Escudos. Chapa 2. Lisboa, 11 de Setembro de 1997.