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 Posted 06/03/2021  5:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@walk2water,

Thank you for those webpages! I updated my currency manager software with all the information, like signature and number.
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 Posted 06/04/2021  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Like I said I like notes that come with cool stamps. Today's stamps.



Today's note is 20 Escudos from July 26, 1960. (Thanks to Walk2Water for the websites)
This is 163a(3)
signatures:
Rafael da Silva Neves Duque & João Emílio Raposo de Magalhães

According to Numista, this is one of the rarer signature combinations.

On the Obverse you have António Luís de Meneses who was the 1st Marquis of Marialva and 3rd Count of Cantanhede (13 December 1596 - 16 August 1675), and was a member of the Forty Conspirators and a Portuguese general who fought in the Portuguese Restoration War, that ended the Iberian Union between Portugal and Spain.

Meneses was born in a noble family - his father was Dom Pedro de Menezes, 2nd count of Cantanhede, and his mother Dona Constança de Gusmão (daughter of Rui Gonçalves da Câmara, 1st count of Vila Franca). He took active part in the storming of the residence and the capture of the Duchess of Mantua, who governed Portugal in the name of Philip IV of Spain (Philip III of Portugal). He participated in almost every battle of the Portuguese Restoration War between 1641 and 1665. His greatest victories were the Battle of the Lines of Elvas in 1659 and the Battle of Montes Claros in 1665. He was present at the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon on 13 February 1668.


The Note:





And the beautiful city of Mealhada in the Cantanhede region.




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 Posted 06/04/2021  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice!

As always, the additional location photos are appreciated.
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 Posted 06/05/2021  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice... is that last photo of kiwi fruit?
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 Posted 06/05/2021  12:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Nice... is that last photo of kiwi frui


Yep, that was a kiwi vine full of fruit, just not yet ripe.
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 Posted 06/11/2021  11:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An another forum, I won this great Russian coupon in a contest. I had a friend of mine translate:

" Tier 1, Series Number 5427.
16 December year 1924.
To the person that produces this coupon based on a nominal 200 ruble ticket based on an internal federal 4.5% (Treasury bond?) Of 1917, is to receive 4 rubles and 50 cents without any withholdings of income of monetary capital. 4 rubles 50 cents.
Ticket Number 72.
Controller of the government commission of debt reduction (signature).
Valid for 10 years."


Printed by American Bank Note Company



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 Posted 06/12/2021  3:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today's note is 5000 Escudos from the Series of 1/27/1981
Pick: 182b(3)
Signatures: Manuel Jacinto Nunes & Abel António Pinto dos Reis

The front and reverse of the note feature António Sérgio de Sousa (September 3, 1883 - February 12, 1969) who was an influential educationist, philosopher, journalist, sociologist and essayist from Portugal.

Antonio lived in Portugal under the Salazar regime, which lasted from 1926 to 1974. He was linked to the foundation of the Portuguese Socialist Party and to the Humberto Delgado candidacy of the Presidential Elections of 1958. (Humberto Delgado was later murdered by the PIDE, political police of "Salazarism"). Sérgio was arrested in 1910, 1933, 1935, 1948 and 1958.  As a result of his imprisonment, he found the true "national unity" - to oppose the military dictatorship, first, and then Salazar.

He left an enormous work on Education, Epistemology, Culture, History and Politics, especially in his Essays. Most of the political activity of Sérgio is linked to the idea that true democracy and freedom are a means for Education and Culture.

"The essential principle of democracy is never trust in those who are in the Govern" he wrote. His work influenced many important younger Portuguese, men of culture, science or politics.

This note is from the series of January 27, 1981 and is relatively common as almost 20 million notes were printed (just in that series). But as 5000 Escudos was the 2nd highest denomination printed at the time (on 12/31/1981 this note had a value of ~$76), not many were saved in CU condition.


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 Posted 06/14/2021  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Today's note is 5000 Escudos from the Series of 1/27/1981
Very nice!
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 Posted 06/15/2021  5:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Today's note is a 2000 escudos.

Like I stated many time, really cool stamped envelopes make me happy.



Pick 189e(1)
07.11.2000
signatures: Vítor Manuel Ribeiro Constâncio & Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Cruz

The obverse of the note features Bartolomeu Dias, who was a Portuguese mariner and explorer. He was the first European navigator to round the southern tip of Africa in 1488 and demonstrate that the most effective southward course lay in the open ocean well to west of the African coast. For the coin collectors, the obverse als feature a cruzado coin of King Dom João II

The reverse of the note contains the Portuguese ship Caravela sailing the African coast. On the note is a line from Luis Camoes (Portugal's most famous poet) "Os Lusíadas" which documents the Portuguese voyages of discovery.

"Aqui toda a africana costa acabo
Neste meu nunca visto promontório"

Here, all the African coasts end
On this my never seen promontory

The note


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 Posted 06/17/2021  12:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Like I stated many time, really cool stamped envelopes make me happy.



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 Posted 06/17/2021  09:53 am  Show Profile   Check walk2dwater's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have enjoyed seeing your growing collection of Portuguese banknotes 'hfjacinto.' The 1991 & this last 2000 Escudos really caught my eye & had me scouring the net looking to pick up one.

I finally broke down & picked myself up a couple examples from Jamaica, where I lived for 2 years. (I have pretty common $10 and $50 notes).

This first one I saw on my 2nd (last) year there I believe but the $1.00 note I saw while living there was a filthy ragged note that should have been shredded by the Bank of Jamaica. By the time I started teaching in 1995, the $1, $2 and $5 had been replaced by coins for some time. Here is a P-59b which was released in the late 1970's & its nice to see its true colours:


The portrait is of Sir Alexander Bustamante, Jamaica's first PM (1962) during the JFK era. He won several international awards and was known for fighting the UK on a lot of colonial issues that were a result of the nation's new independence. I can relate to this colourful character as he travelled extensively and had many different jobs (a policeman in Cuba, tram operator in Panama & dietician in NYC).

This second is a more familiar $20 P-72c (1989) and features Noel Nethersole, who was a famous cricket player and VP for Jamaica during Michael Manley's presidency (Jamaica's 4th president). He was instrumental in setting up the Bank of Jamaica (which is featured on the back):


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 Posted 06/17/2021  10:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to @walk2water (who posts more beautiful notes than I've seen in a long time) for a great note pickup. And while I didn't get a letter with lots of stamps, I still got cool stamps.




Today's note is:
187b(3)
11.09.1997
signatures: António José Fernandes de Sousa & Abel Moreira Mateus




On the observe, you have João de Barros (1496 - October 20, 1570) ,who is called the Portuguese Livy. João was one of the first great Portuguese historians, most famous for his Décadas da Ásia, a history of the Portuguese in India, Asia, and southeast Africa.

On the reverse you a representation of a scene from life in India; the "sphere of letters", intended to teach reading and adapting to the culture. The two figures symbolize a man of science and letters and a merchant.

This note is from a series of 5 million printed.

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06/17/2021 10:23 am
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 Posted 06/17/2021  10:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@walk2water,

The 1991 and 1996 series note of the 2000 escudos are basically the same note, this is one in which I like the small sized note almost as much as the large sized. Although on the Large size the note is more detailed and the full stanza from the Lusíadas is used:

"Eu sou aquele oculto e grande Cabo,
A quem chamais vós outros Tormentório,
Que nunca a Ptolomeu, Pompônio, Estrabo,
Plínio, e quantos passaram, fui notório.
Aqui toda a Africana costa acabo
Neste meu nunca visto Promontório,
Que para o Pólo Antarctico se estende,
A quem vossa ousadia tanto ofende."


Loosely translated:

"I am the hidden and great Cape,
Whom do you call the Tormentor,
That never Ptolemy, Pomponius, Strabo,
Pliny, and how many passed, I am notorious.
Here the entire African coast ends
In this never seen Promontory of mine,
Which extends to the Antarctic Pole,
Whom your boldness so offends."


It tells the story of passing the great southern tip of Africa.
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