Cape Verde issues first notes of the new series

As expected the Central Bank of Cape Verde has issued the first notes in the new series. The 200, 1,000 and 2,000 escudos notes have been issued on 23 December 2014.

The remaining 500 and 5,000 escudos notes will follow in January 2015 September 2015

  • The new 200 escudo note honours the physician and Cape Verdean writer Henrique Teixeira de Sousa and his native island, Fogo. This is the only note of the three which is made of polymer.
  • The new 1000 escudo note has a picture of musician and composer Codé di Dona, whose real name was Gregório Vaz, one of the foremost exponents of funaná music
  • Singer Cesaria Evora's “morna” music is honoured on the 2,000 escudo note. 


Steven Thursday 25 December 2014 at 08:34 am | | news
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