Sunday, October 14, 2012

20 Escudos - Gago Coutinho - 1978, October

The front of this portuguese Banknote is illustrated with the image of Admiral Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho (17 February 1869 - 18 February 1959), portuguese aviator who together with Sacadura Cabral were the first to cross south atlantic ocean by air, from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. Image of a sextant in the centre background and national emblem to the centre top.
In the reverse the Seaplane (Fairey FIII -D MKII) dubbed Lusitania, in which Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho left Lisbon on 30th of March 1922, and also one ship, map outline of the route of the flight, Belém Tower at the entrance of Tejo river leading to Lisbon and two compasses.
Issuing number:  109.527.000
First issue: 1978, September, 13 - 29.645.000
Second issue: 1978, October, 4 - 79.882.000                                                            
Recalled: 1986, 30 May

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