1926 Province of Angola Banknote Portuguese Republic 2 1/2 Angolares Pick No. 65
Description: A nice very fine Banknote from Angola on the west coast of Africa. This is the Republic of Portugal issued note for the province of Angola. It is the two and a half Angolares dated 14 August 1926. The note is purple in color and depicts the portrait of Paulo Dias de Novaes, the first governor of Portuguese Angola, within an oval at the bottom left of the front. There are palm trees to the right of the front with grasses in between. The front has the denomination, the serial number, the date of issue, and two signatures. The back of the note has the same color scheme as the front with the name of the issuing authority on top and the image of a black rhinoceros in the center flanked by the denomination. The note appears to have been cleaned and flattened. However, it is still in good condition with slightly faded details. This particular note has the serial number Z057210, which is shown twice in black on the front. A very rare note in any condition worthy of a spot in your collection. Please carefully review the scans provided as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 14 August 1926.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 3/16" by ~3 3/16".
Pick Number: P 65.
Condition: I would grade the banknote as Very Fine. The banknote may have been lightly cleaned and pressed with its details slightly faded. However, the note is still all there, is intact with no pinholes, no graffiti, no tears, and no splits. The note Shows light vertical folds and remnants of a horizontal fold and is lightly soiled. Its corners are intact and show slight rounding. The edges show light roughness throughout. Be that as it may, this is a rather rare note in any condition and this specimen is in very fine condition. The note is nicely margined, making it a very nice note to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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