• 20 Escudos 1994, KM# 42, Cape Verde, Ships Sailing Under Cape Verde Flag, Motorsailer Novas de Alegria
  • 20 Escudos 1994, KM# 42, Cape Verde, Ships Sailing Under Cape Verde Flag, Motorsailer Novas de Alegria
Description

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the islands, establishing the first European settlement in the tropics. Incorporated as an overseas department of Portugal in 1951, the islands continued to agitate for independence, which was peacefully achieved in 1975.

Obverse

National emblem, date divided below, denomination at bottom.

The national emblem of Cape Verde contains a circle within which is written the name of the nation in Portuguese; also in this circle are a torch and triangle, symbols of freedom and national unity. The circle is ringed with ten stars, that represent the islands of Cape Verde, and is similar to the symbolism on the flag of Cape Verde. At the top of the shield is a plumbob, a symbol of righteousness; three chain links are at the bottom.

REPÚBLICA DE CABO VERDE
19 94
20
ESCUDOS

Reverse

Motorsailer Novas de Alegria was built in 1899 in England. It was named Chione and Nephin before reaching Cape Verde in 1952 under the name Hephine where it was registered under the name Novas de Alegria. In 1966 it was flagged as a Panamanian vessel and in 1969 it was reregistered in Cape Verde. In 1974 it was sold abroad.

NOVAS DE ALEGRIA

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 5.9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Banco de Cabo Verde

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