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20 Patacas 2005, Macau

in Krause book Number: 81а
Years of issue: 08.08.2005
Edition: --
Signatures: Unknown signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 08.08.2005
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 143 x 71,5
Printer: Joh. Enschede Security Printing BV, Haarlem

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20 Patacas 2005

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Banknote protected by a watermark in the form of a lotus flower and denomination 20.

Avers:

20 Patacas 2005

airportThe runway and dispatch tower of Macau International Airport.

The airport's runway was built on a strip of reclaimed land in the sea, adjacent to Taipa Island, where the main terminal and air traffic control facilities are located. The runway is connected to the apron by two causeways. Runway 34 is ILS CAT II equipped.

airportOn background is the building of Macau International airport.

Macau International Airport (IATA: MFM, ICAO: VMMC), is an airport in the special administrative region of Macau, China, situated at the eastern end of Taipa island and neighbouring waters which opened for commercial operations in November 1995. Since then the airport has been a common transfer point for people traveling between China and Taiwan, as well as a passenger hub for destinations in mainland China and Southeast Asia. During 2006, the airport handled 5 million passengers and 220,000 tonnes of cargo.

The airport plan was decided on 1987. The construction of Macau Airport commenced in December 1989 and was opened in November 1995, during Portuguese rule. Before then the territory only had two temporary airports for small aeroplanes, in addition to several permanent heliports. Cathay Pacific operated seaplane service between Hong Kong and Macau in the late 1940s. The only air services Macau had in the 1990s were helicopter services operated by East Asia Airlines to Hong Kong.

Denominations are in top and lower right corners.

Revers:

20 Patacas 2005

Banco National Ultramarino

New building of Banco National Ultramarino in Macau. Was opened on 24 of September 1997. It is 18-storey building, 62,43 meters high. Located near the old bank building of 1902.

Denominations are in top left and lower right corners.

Comments:

Security thread passes left. A protective strip 3 mm wide with a repeating the entire length microprinted MOP 20 and the lotus flower is to the right. Holographic diving band comes out on the reverse side.