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Guinea-Bissau

 

500 Pesos, 1983

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Front: Francisco Mendes (1939-1978), Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau 1973-1978

Back: Depicting the people of Guinea-Bissau being taken into slavery in times past

 

100 Pesos, 1990

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Front: Domingos Ramos

Back: Banco Nacional da Guiné-Bissau

 

1,000 Pesos, 1990

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Front: Amílcar Lopes Cabral (1924-1973), African agronomic engineer, writer and nationalist

Cabral was born in Portuguese Guinea, son of Cape-Verdeans. He was educated in Lisbon, Portugal. While a student in Lisbon, he founded student movements dedicated to African nationalism. After returning to Africa, he found the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde.

Beginning in 1962, Cabral fought against the Portuguese forces to attain independence for both Portuguese Guinea and Cape Verde. In 1972 he began forming a People's Assembly in preparation for independence. He was assassinated in 1973 before independence.

Back: Allegory with title: Apoteose ao Triunfo

 

5,000 Pesos, 1990

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Front: Amílcar Lopes Cabral (1924-1973), African agronomic engineer, writer and nationalist

Back: People harvesting and tilling their crops

 

10,000 Pesos, 1993

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Front: Amílcar Lopes Cabral (1924-1973), African agronomic engineer, writer and nationalist

Back: Women fishing in a stream

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Guinea-Bissau, located on the west coast of Africa, was an overseas province of Portugal, known as Portuguese Guinea. It gained independence and adopted the present name in 1974. Joined the monetary union of the West African States in 1997. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Guinea-Bissau.

 

 

 

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