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1937 Mozambique 20 Escudos Banknote Pick Number 74 Antonio Ennes and Ship Images Banco Nacional Ultamarino

  • $ 87.77

Description: A beautiful fine or better banknote from Mozambique on the eastern coast of Africa . This is the 6 April 1937, 20 Escudos, issued during the Portuguese administration. The banknote has a blue design on multicolor under-print on the front. The front also has the name of Banco Nacional Ultramarino (National Overseas Bank) of Lisbon Portugal in the top margin. The banknote displays the date and the denomination on the front and only the denomination on the back. The front also depicts a the bank's seal in the lower right as well as the bust of Antonio Ennes, the famous Portuguese politician and writer, left of center. The note has the image of a seated woman with sailing ships in the background all in blue coloring on the back. The note has two signatures on the front. This particular note has the serial number MA 051,020, which is displayed on the front twice in red, but is not displayed on the back. The paper of the note retains some of its original stiffness and crispiness and the note is just in fine condition. Please carefully view scan as it is part and parcel of our description.

Date: 6 April 1937.

Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson, & Co. of Surrey England.

Size: The banknote measures ~5 3/8" by ~3 1/8".

Pick Number: P74.

Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping are very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. Please check the cost of shipping before bidding. I would grade this banknote as a good fine or better with all the details still preserved. The note has several folds and general wrinkling and was most likely lightly pressed. It is lightly soiled but has no objectionable stains. The edges are intact with minimum roughness but has no tears or splits. The corners are intact but show some rounding and bumps. The note has no graffiti, no pinholes, no tears and no splits. A beautiful note in a nice presentable condition to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.


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