Sunday, January 15, 2012

20 Escudos - Garcia de Orta - 1971

The front of this beautiful uncirculated portuguese Banknote is illustrated with the portrait of Garcia De Orta (1501 - 1568) - physician, naturalist and pioneer of tropical medicine, holding a book, on the right.
The reverse shows the image of 16th century market in Goa, India, (where he went in 1536, and lived until his death), with one crowd scene and houses in background.
Issuing number: 45.547.000
Issue date: 1971, 27 July                                                           
Recalled: 1986, 30 May
Palindrome serial number

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