My nearly forgotten portuguese banknote collection, all issued before the removal from circulation and the introduction of the Euro, in 2002.
The portuguese "escudos" were in circulation since 1911.
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Sunday, March 31, 2013
100 Escudos - Bocage - 1981
Another original portuguese banknote, but this time it's an uncirculated one without palindrome serial number, from 1981, who portrays the romantic poet Manuel Maria Barbosa do Bocage, who was born in Setúbal (1765-1805), a town south of Lisbon, seated on the right with paper, books, pen and ink. Printed in blue, pink and purple. The reverse of the note shows a portion of Lisbon - image of Rossio Square as it was in the early 19th century, with crowd scene, printed in blue, pink, red and green.
First issue: 1980, 2 September Issuing number: 30.944.000
Second issue: 1981, 24 February Issuing number: 100.400.000
Third issue: 1984, 31 January Issuing number: 49.948.000
Fourth issue: 1985, 12 March Issuing number: 29.979.000
Fifth issue: 1985, 4 June Issuing number: 20.278.000