Banco de Cabo Verde
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1989 ISSUE - 500 ESCUDOS

= Banknote Withdrawn from Circulation = Decree Law No. 44/01, of December 2008 =

1989 500 Escudos Frente1989 500 Escudos Verso


Dimensions: 136 X 67 mm
Predominant Color: Blue
Occupying approximately two thirds of the note and leaning to the right, there’s the effigy of Amilcar Cabral, the founder of Cape Verdean nationality. This effigy is flanked to the left and right by a drawing of "Pano d’obra Bicho Antigo," made in Tarrafal, Santiago Island.

In the upper left corner, there’s the stylization of an ear of corn, one of the elements of the Cape Verde escudo, which coincides with the same element – by transparency – on the back of the note. Also in the left third part, there’s the watermark with the effigy of Amilcar Cabral.

Also in the upper left corner and immediately after the ear of corn, there’s the series number, consisting of figures which are differentiated and aligned horizontally.

Covering about two-thirds of the note and leaning to the left, there’s a composition alluding to shipyards of São Vicente and on a background consisting of the bay of Porto Grande and Ilhéu dos Pássaros (islet).

In the same third, beyond the watermark with the effigy of Amilcar Cabral and above the silver band, there’s the text “A Lei Pune o Contrafactor”.