A 1000 Escudos banknote from Portugal issued in 1989 is the listed item here. It has an interesting and historical background based on the front portrait. The man who would be King so to speak.
The front has the image of Teofilo Braga the renown Portuguese writer, playwright, politician who was the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the abdication of King Manuel II.
The grade on this banknote is about average. Somewhere around Fine+. The note has some minor creases and a dog ear but shows good embossing and the colors are sharp. There are no observable signs of soiling, no stains, no pinholes, no tears, and no splits. The edges are intact with minor observable wear or roughness.
The perfect note to add to your collection without breaking the bank. Please see the photos for additional condition appraisal.
1989 Portugal 1000 Escudos CJZ94926
Date of Issue: 09 November 1989.
Issuer: Banco de Portugal
Obverse: Teofilo Braga the Portuguese playwright, politician and leader of the Republican Provisional Government when King Manuel II abdicated
Reverse: Museum artifacts
Watermark: Teofilo Braga
Original Size: 165 x 75 mm
Catalogue: Pick P-181f
Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga lived between 24 February 1843 – 28 January 1924 and was a Portuguese writer, playwright, politician and the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the abdication of King Manuel II, as well as the second elected President of the First Portuguese Republic, after the resignation of President Manuel de Arriaga.
Braga was an extremely austere man; after becoming a widower, he was a recluse and occupied much of his time in his library. Even as President, he would walk, umbrella or cane in hand, everywhere, and generally, his Presidency itself was not an exercise in ostentatious living. Over time, as a man-of-letters, Teófilo Braga was recognized by historians as an erudite author. His final home, was on the second-floor of 70 Rua de Santa Gertrudes à Estrela, in Lisbon, and his neighbor usually accompanied him for breakfast or lunch. He wore over-used clothing, many of these clothes he repaired personally, including white linens which were his departed wife’s possessions (and reminded him of their earlier life together). He was a solitary figure, and had lost many of his closest relations (his mother died early during his life, his father died in the Azores Islands, he lost his children in their infancies and his beloved wife died before he did), as well as his sight.
In his last will, he expressed his desire to be interred in a civil service, without ceremony. He died at 81 years of age, on 28 January 1924, and was buried in the Jerónimos Monastery in Belém, Lisbon.
*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.