About #12 - 500 pesos Type 1990
Guinea-Bissau. Central Bank of Guinea-Bissau. 1990-1993 Issues. Date: 01-03-1990. Dimensions: 134 x 65.5 mm. Watermark: Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral. Material: Paper. Solid security thread with printed BCG. Flame registration device. Printer: Thomas De La Rue (TDLR), London, England. Multicolored front and back printing, predominantly dark blue. Description of the front: Frame and background made up of small geometric patterns. Value "500" in the corners. Texts in Portuguese. Prefix and numbering in black. Costumed portrait of the first Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Francisco Mendes (1939-1978). Coat of arms of Guinea-Bissau. Two ancestral totems representing a naked woman and a man. Combination of signatures in black (Ministro-Governador and Vice-Governador): Pedro A. Godinho Gomes and Jose Lima Barber. Description of the back: texts in Portuguese. Dramatic scene of the boarding of slaves on sailboats bound for the Americas. Replacement notes: Prefix AZ, BZ, CZ, DZ, ZA or ZZ.