1959 Portugal 20 Escudos A Choice Extremely Fine or Better Banknote Pick Number 153b D. Antonio Luiz de Menezes
Description: A beautiful choice extremely fine or much better banknote from Portugal. This is the 27 January 1959 twenty Escudos. The banknote has a green and purple design over a multi-colored underprint. The front has the portrait of D. Antonio Luiz de Menezes to the right framed in an oval. The back is also green on multi-colored underprint with the Bank of Portugal arms in the center. the note has two signatures on the front as well as the denomination, date and serial number. This particular note has the serial number YZB 07168, which is displayed twice on the front of the note but not on the back. The back also displays the denomination but not the serial number. The banknote has a water mark depicting the bust of a man. Please carefully view scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 27 January 1959.
Printer: Bank of Portugal.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 1/4" by ~3". Pick Number: P 153b.
Condition: For international buyers, please note that on January 20, 2018 the new US postal rates for overseas shipping went into effect for first class shipments, which we are unable to change. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. I would grade this banknote as a choice extremely fine or much better with all its details being very well preserved. The note has a vertical crease but no other folds, creases or wrinkling. It retains most of its original stiffness, crispiness, and sheen. It is clean with no stains, no pinholes,, no graffiti, no tears and no splits. Its corners are intact, fully squared with no observable rounding or bumps. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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