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 “Dr. Baltazar Lopes da Silva," Cape Verdean poet and writer. 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 right corner, reading upwards, there’s the text “23 de Abril de 1983” (April 23, 1983), the birth date of Dr. Baltazar Lopes da Silva.
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 upper left corner and immediately after the ear of corn, there’s the series number, consisting of figures which are differentiated and aligned horizontally.