1941 Mozambique 20 Escudos Banknote Pick Number 85 Antonio Enes and Ship Images Banco Nacional Ultamarino
Description: A beautiful very fine or much better banknote from Mozambique on the eastern coast of Africa . This is the 1 November 1941, 20 Escudos, issued during the Portuguese administration. The banknote has a black design on multi-color under-print (containing green, brown or purplish brown, and pink) 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 Enes, the famous Portuguese politician and writer. The note has the image of a seated woman with sailing ships in the background all in green coloring with orange highlights on the back. The note has two signatures on the front. This particular note has the serial number 2,078,611, which is displayed on the front twice in red, but is not displayed on the back. The paper of the note retains quite a bit of its original stiffness and crispiness and the note is just in great condition. Please carefully view scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1 November 1941.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson, & Co. of Surrey, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 3/8" by ~3 1/8".
Pick Number: P85.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a good very fine or much better with all the details being very well preserved. The note has several vertical but no horizontal folds. The note is generally clean with minimum soiling and no stains. The edges are intact with no observable roughness and no tears or splits. The corners are squared with minimum rounding and no losses but has some minor bumps to the corners. The note has no graffiti, no pinholes, no tears and no splits. The note retains quite a bit of its original stiffness, sheen and crispiness. A beautiful coin in great condition to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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