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1986 Portugal 100 Escudos Banknote AGV45820

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A nice example of this 1986 100 Escudos banknote featuring the famed Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa.

The note itself is a middle grade and still maintains good colour. The corners are a little rounded but no tears or pinholes.

All round a good addition to a broader collection of world currency.

 

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1986 Portugal 100 Escudos Banknote
Issuer: Banco de Portugal
Obverse: Portrait of one of the most notable Portuguese poets and writers Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (13 June 1888 – 30 November 1935)
Reverse: Stylized rosebud.
Watermark: Fernando Pessoa
Author: Luis Filipe de Abreu Inv.
Date of Issue: 16 October 1986.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, London England.
Total Emission: 135 million banknotes.
Original Size: 150 x 75 mm.
Catalog: P.179a

History

Fernando Pessoa, born Fernando António Nogueira Pessôa June 13, 1888 – November 30, 1935), was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language.
He also wrote in and translated from English and French.
Pessoa was a prolific writer, and not only under his own name, for he dreamed up approximately seventy-five others.
He did not call them pseudonyms because he felt that did not capture their true independent intellectual life and instead called them heteronyms.
These imaginary figures sometimes held unpopular or extreme views.

*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.

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