1941 Mozambique One Escudo Banknote Pick Number 81 F. de Oliveira Chamico and Ship Images Banco Nacional Ultamarino
Description: A beautiful choice very fine or better Banknote from Mozambique on the eastern coast of Africa . This is the 1 September 1941, One Escudo, issued during the Portuguese administration. The banknote has a green coloring on multicolor under-print (containing green, brown, light blue, 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 and indicates that it is from the Provincia de Mozambique or the Province of Mozambique. 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 to the right, which displays a steam ship, and the bust of F. de Oliveira Chamico to the left. The note has the image of a seated woman with sailing ships in the background all in green coloring on the back. The note has two signatures on the front. This particular note has the serial number B1,717,216 which is displayed on the front twice in red, but is not displayed on the back. The paper of the note has quite a bit of its original stiffness and crispiness but has creases, folds, wrinkling, some light soiling but nor staining. Please carefully view scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1 September 1941.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson, & Co. of London, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 1/8" by ~3 1/4".
Pick Number: P 81.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a choice very fine or better with all the being very well preserved. The paper of the note has quite a bit of its original stiffness and crispiness but has folds and minor wrinkling. The note has several vertical and a horizontal fold. It has some general wrinkling, is lightly soiled, but has no stains. The corners are intact and mostly squared with minimum rounding but have some minor bumps. The note has no graffiti, no pinholes, no tears, and no splits. It iis in nice circulated original condition. The note's edges are intact with no appreciable roughness. The colors are still sharp and vivid with no appreciable fading. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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