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100 Escudos, 1977

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

Back: Pico do Fogo

Pico do Fogo is the highest peak of Cape Verde, rising to 2,829 meters (9,281 ft) above sea level. It is an active stratovolcano lying on the island of Fogo.

 

Pico do Fogo

Pico do Fogo

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1000 Escudos, 1977

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

Back: Workers at quarry

 

100 Escudos, 1989

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

Back: Festival

 

2000 Escudos, 1999

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Front: Eugenio Tavares (1867-1930), Cape Verdean poet

Back: Cardinal flower, Poem of Tavares "Morna Aguada"

Courtersy yuri

 

5000 Escudos, 2000

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Front: Woman carrying two large rocks

Back: Fortaleza Real, Cidade Velha (First Portuguese settlement in Africa, Ribeira Grande, São Tiago)

Courtersy yuri

 

200 Escudos, 2005

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Front: Schooner "Ernestina"

112ft Schooner "Ernestina" was built in 1894 as "Effie M. Morrissey"; Sold to Cape Verde in 1948; Donated by the government of Cape Verde to the USA as a symbol of cooperation between the two governments in 1982.

Back: Airplane De Havilland DHC-6-300; Ilha do Sal (Amilcar Cabral) International Airport

De Havilland DHC-6-300 (Callsign D4-CAX) was built in 1977. It crashed on San Francisco Mendes International Airport in September 28, 1998. On Board were 3 crew and 19 passengers, among them Prime Minister Carlos Veiga. One passenger, a bodyguard of Veiga, died. The aircraft was a total loss.

 

500 Escudos, 2007

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Front: Roberto Duarte Silva (1837-1889), Cape Verdean chemist

Back: "Trapiche" (sugar cane mill), Santo Antão Island

Courtesy numisnota

 

1000 Escudos, 2007

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Front: António Aurélio Gonçalves (1901-1984), Cape Verdean writer, historian and professor

Back: "Dragoeiro" tree, São Nicolas Island

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200 Escudos, 2014 Polymer

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Front: Henrique Teixeira de Sousa (1919-2006), Cape Verdean doctor and author

Back: Pico do Fogo

Courtesy fortumor

 

Pico do Fogo

Pico do Fogo

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500 Escudos, 2014 (2015)

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Front: Jorge Barbosa (1902-1971), a Cape Verdean poet and writer

Back: Lines from Barbosa's poem, "Casebre" (struggle); Poilão Dam on Santiago island (home of Jorge Barbosa)

Courtesy tangrediworldnotess

 

1000 Escudos, 2014

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Front: Codé di Dona (1940-2010), Cape Verdean musician ans composer

Back: Musical instrument

Courtesy coininvest

 

2000 Escudos, 2014

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Front: Cesária Évora (1941-2011), Cape Verdean popular singer

Back: Violin

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5000 Escudos, 2014 (2015)

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Front: Aristides Maria Pereira (1923-2011), first President of Cape Verde 1975-1991

Back: Map and landscape of Boa Vista (home of Aristides Maria Pereira)

Courtesy rafaylula2013

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Cape Verde, located in the Atlantic Ocean about 350 miles off the west coast of Africa, was a Portuguese colony for almost 500 years. Became independent in 1975. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Cape Verde.

 

 

 

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