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

Recalled: 1990, 31 May

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