Guinea-Bissau peso

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Guinea-Bissau peso
peso da Guiné-Bissau (Portuguese)
Central bank Banco Central da Guiné-Bissau
User(s) Guinea-Bissau
Subunit
 1/100 centavos
Coins 50 centavos, 1, 2½, 5, 10,[citation needed] 20 pesos
Banknotes 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000 pesos
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

The peso was the currency of Guinea-Bissau from 1975 to 1997 and was divided into 100 centavos. It replaced the escudo at par. In 1997, Guinea-Bissau adopted the CFA franc of the West African States, using a conversion rate of 65 pesos to the franc.

Coins[edit]

Coins were issued in denominations of 50 centavos, 1, 2½, 5 and 20 pesos.

Banknotes[edit]

Banknotes in denominations of 50, 100, and 500 pesos dated 24-9-1975 were issued on 2 March 1976.[1] 1000 peso notes were introduced in 1978, followed by 5000 pesos notes in 1984 and 10,000 pesos notes in 1990.

Current Series
Image Value Main Colour Description
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse
[1] [2] 50 pesos Reddish-purple Pansa Na Isna Villagers
[3] [4] 100 pesos Khaki Domingos Ramos Central Bank building in Bissau
[5] [6] 500 pesos Blue Francisco Mendes Slavery
[7] [8] 1000 pesos Brown Amílcar Cabral "Apoteose ao Triunfo"
[9] [10] 5000 pesos Purple and brown Amílcar Cabral Fieldwork
[11] [12] 10,000 pesos Green Amílcar Cabral Fishermen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linzmayer, Owen (2012). "Guinea-Bissau". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, CA: www.BanknoteNews.com. 

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