Saturday, April 7, 2012

100 Escudos - Fernando Pessoa - 1987

In the image is our last 100 escudos banknote, illustrated with the famous poet, writer, literary critic and translator Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (1888 - 1935).
Fernando António Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa was a Portuguese poet and writer, today known mostly for heteronyms a concept stronger than pseudonyms, they were literary alter egos with intricate imaginary lives of their own. He managed to create a world of imaginary people, circumstances, and places fool using prominent magazines to publish his imagined personalities’ works. The truth was uncovered only some 50 years after his death, when his sister donated a chest with over 27 thousand documents – poems, critical works, philosophical tracts, novels, plays, horoscopes, letters and interviews -written by him, but, during his life, signed by more than seventy heteronyms whom he created and made into famous writers. Through the creation of these heteronyms, Pessoa expressed contradicting ideas about futurism, occultism, fascism, paganism, free love and existentialism.
In the reserve is one stylised rosebud and one tangle of ribbons with the writer heteronyms

First issue: 1986, 16 October                                                                                                 Issuing number: 19.968.000
Second issue: 1987, 12 February                                                                                                                            19.970.000
Third issue: 1987, 3 December                                                                                                                                 29.912.000
Fourth issue: 1988, 26 May                                                                                                                                        30.955.000
Fifth issue: 1988, 24 November                                                                                                                                34.629.000

Recalled: 1992, 31 January
Banknote with Palindrome serial number.

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