About #46 - 500 escudos type 1945
Cape Verde. Portuguese administration. Banco Nacional Ultramarino. 1945 Issues. Date: 16.11.1945. Material: paper. No security thread. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company LTD Gravadores. Front and back printing in brown and purple. Description: texts in Portuguese. Portrait of Bartolomeu Dias on the right. Coat of arms in the center. Seal of the bank on the left (Type III, C.C.A: Colonias, Commercio, Agricultura). Combinations of signatures with O Administrator and O Presidente do Conselho Administrativo. Back: texts in Portuguese. Guilloche frame and rosettes. Allegorical woman and ships in the center. Known specimen "ESPÉCIME" overprinted in red diagonally on the front and back. Numbered in red on the right margin. Cancelled by double perforations on the signatures. Without numbering. A brown proof of the front is known dated "7.8.46" in the lower margin with the text: "Plate colors Brown 12 & 7". Banknote not found in issued.