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1000 Escudos 1992, Cape Verde

in Krause book Number: 65a
Years of issue: 05.06.1992
Edition: --
Signatures: Ministro das Finanças e do Planeamento: José Tomás Wahnon Veiga, Governador: Oswaldo Miguel Sequeira
Serie: 1992 Issue
Specimen of: 05.06.1992
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 144 х 67
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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1000 Escudos 1992




Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral (12 September 1924 - 20 January 1973) was a Guinea-Bissauan and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, writer, and a nationalist thinker and political leader. He was also one of Africa's foremost anti-colonial leaders. Also known by his nom de guerre Abel Djassi, Cabral led the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands and the ensuing war of independence in Guinea-Bissau. He was assassinated on 20 January 1973, about eight months before Guinea-Bissau's unilateral declaration of independence.


1000 Escudos 1992

Danaus chrysippus alcippusThe Cape Verde Warbler (Acrocephalus brevipennis) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It is also known as the Cape Verde Cane Warbler or Cape Verde Swamp Warbler, and in Portuguese as Chincherote (also Tchintchirote. It breeds both on Santiago and on Fogo in the Cape Verde Islands. It previously bred on Brava and San Nicolau. This small passerine bird is found in well-vegetated valleys, avoiding drier areas.

In top left corner is a corn.

Denominations in numerals are in top center and lower right corner. Centered in words.


1000 Escudos 1992

Danaus chrysippus alcippusTop left is Danaus chrysippus alcippus (Cramer, 1777) - formerly D. c. aegyptius.

From the Cape Verde Islands through tropical Africa to Yemen and Oman. Browner with broader white fore-wing spots.

Danaus chrysippus, also known as the plain tiger or African monarch, is a medium-sized, butterfly widespread in Asia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae ("Milkweed butterflies") subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae. Its coloration is mimicked by multiple species.

The plain tiger is believed to be one of the first butterflies to be used in art. A 3500-year-old Egyptian fresco in Luxor, features the oldest illustration of this species.

The plain tiger can be considered the archetypical danaine of India. Accordingly, this species has been studied in greater detail than other members of its subfamily occurring in India.

Schistocerca gregariaThe desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) is a species of locust. Plagues of desert locusts have threatened agricultural production in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia for centuries. The livelihood of at least one-tenth of the world’s human population can be affected by this voracious insect. The desert locust is potentially the most dangerous of the locust pests because of the ability of swarms to fly rapidly across great distances. It has two to five generations per year. The last major desert locust upsurge in 2004-2005 caused significant crop losses in West Africa and had a negative impact on food security in the region.

Top left is a corn.

The Emblem of Cabo-VerdeLower right is The Emblem of Cabo-Verde.

The national emblem of Cape Verde contains a circle within which is written the name of the nation in Portuguese; also in this circle are a torch and triangle, symbols of freedom and national unity. The circle is ringed with ten stars, that represent the islands of Cape Verde, and is similar to the symbolism on the flag of Cape Verde. At the top of the shield is a plumbob, a symbol of righteousness, three chain links are at the bottom.

Denomination in words is in lower left corner. Lower, centered, and top left are in numerals.