Cape Verde P-68 / 200 Escudos 2005 – UNC

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Issued by Banco de Cabo Verde
Issue 1992-2002 Issue. 20.01.2005
Size 121 x 62 mm
Printer Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) – TDLR
Watermark Amílcar Cabral. Cornerstones
Signatures Carlos Augusto de Burgo (Governor), Dr. João de Andrade Lopes (Administrador – Executive Director).
Obverse 112ft Schooner “Ernestina” (built 1894 as “Effie M. Morrissey”; 1948 sold to Cape Verde; 1982 donated by the government of Cape Verde to the USA as a symbol of cooperation between the two governments.)
Reverse De Havilland DHC-6-300 (Callsign D4-CAX; built 1977) of Cabo Verde Airlines on Ilha do Sal (Amilcar Cabral) International Airport

Crashed on San Francisco Mendes International Airport (Praia) on 28.09.1998. On Board: 3 crew, 19 passengers (among them also Prime Minister Carlos Veiga).
One passenger died (bodyguard of Veiga). The aircraft was a total loss