Dimensions: 136 X 66 mm
Predominant Color: Purple
Paper: 100% cotton fluorescent fiber.
The front of the note is dominated by the portrait of António Aurélio Gonçalves, supported by a medallion made of dragon tree leaves. Over the portrait of António Aurélio Gonçalves, there’s the denomination “1000,” printed in dry green metallic ink.
On the left side of the portrait, there’s a rectangular vertical band, which was crafted from sugar cane leaves. In the lower part of the band, there’s the denomination “1000,” written vertically. In the upper part of this band, there’s a hexagon printed in dry green metallic ink, over which there’s a relief print of a dragon tree.
On the front of the note, there’s a hologram in the form of a cartridge, with a range of colors depending on the orientation of the note, where the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cape Verde and the denomination “BCV 1000” are inserted.
Also in the upper part of the front of the note, there’s a drawing of a right-facing hand holding a pen. This multi-color drawing coincides -- by transparency -- with the same drawing on the back of the note.
The main element on the back of the note is the picture of a landscape of S. Nicolau Island, the most prominent element being the image of a dragon tree. The denominations “1000 MIL ESCUDOS” (ONE THOUSAND ESCUDOS) are written on two lines in the lower left corner, along with the text “25 de Setembro de 2007” (September 25, 2007), date of birth of António Aurélio Gonçalves and date of issue of the note.
Also in the back, there’s a rectangular band consisting of the denomination “1000” and the drawing of a hand holding a pen.
The watermark, which was crafted from the portrait of António Aurélio Gonçalves that’s on the front of the note, is 33 mm in height and is located in more or less the center of the upper part of the note.
80 mm from the bottom of the back of the note, there is a 2.75 mm thick windowed security thread with demetalized text. When the note is held up to the light, one can see another security thread which runs horizontally through the banknote.