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100 Pesos 1990, Guinea-Bissau

in Krause book Number: 11
Years of issue: 01.03.1990
Edition: 1 605 501
Signatures: Ministro-Governador: Dr. Pedro A. Godinho Gomes, Vice-Governador: Jose Lima Barber
Serie: 1990 Issue
Specimen of: 01.03.1990
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 127 х 64
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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100 Pesos 1990

Description

Watermark:

watermarkRepeating letters "BCG".

Avers:

100 Pesos 1990

Domingos RamosThe portrait of Domingos Ramos.

Domingos Ramos was the son of a senior bureaucrat in the Portuguese administration of Guinea-Bissau.

He was a member of the pioneers who commenced the initial phase of guerilla activity under the leadership of Amilcar Cabral in the early 1960s. In 1964 Ramos established the first military center of the PAIGC in the eastern region of Guinea-Bissau. Responsible for creating and organizing many of the early fighting units, Ramos was one of the more important of the early military leaders of the PAIGC. He was killed in action during an attack on Madina on 10 November 1966.

Lower right is the flame of the torch from the Bank’s emblem, made as a perfect registration device. This device appears in the lower right-hand corner on the front of every banknote of Guinea-Bissau.

BijagoLower left is wood statuette of native woman, ethnic Bijago people, who are living on Bissagos Islands.

The Bissagos Islands, also spelled Bijagós (Portuguese: Arquipélago dos Bijagós), are a group of about 88 islands and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the African nation of Guinea-Bissau. The archipelago was formed from the ancient delta of the Rio Geba and the Rio Grande and spans an area of 2,624 km2 (1,184 sq. miles).

Only some 20 islands are populated year-round, namely Bubaque which is where the Bissagos administrative capital is situated and is the most populated island, Bolama, Carache, Caravela, Enu, Formosa, Galinhas, João Vieira, Maio, Meneque, Orango, Orangozinho, Ponta, Roxa, Rubane, Soga, Unhacomo, Uno, and Uracane.

There is a high diversity of ecosystems: mangroves with intertidal zones, palm forests, dry and semi-dry forests, secondary and degraded forests, coastal savanna, sand banks and aquatic zones. The archipelago was declared in 1996 a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve-Boloma Bijagós Biosphere Reserve, known for animals including marine turtles, hippopotamus and the southern islands are today a nature reserve.

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100 Pesos 1990

Banco Nacional da Guiné-BissauThe building of the Banco Nacional da Guiné-Bissau in 1902 (on the photo) in Bissau.

The Bank opened a branch in Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) in 1901.

Comments:

Reduced size banknote.

Micro-printed security thread that repeats the initials of the Bank. Fluorescent inks in the colours on the front of the note.