• 50 Escudos 1994, KM# 43, Cape Verde, Ships Sailing Under Cape Verde Flag, Lugger Senhor das Areias
  • 50 Escudos 1994, KM# 43, Cape Verde, Ships Sailing Under Cape Verde Flag, Lugger Senhor das Areias
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.

50 ESCUDOS
1994
REPÚBLICA DE CABO VERDE

Reverse

Motor and sail lugger Senhor de Areias (Lord of the Sands) was built in Spain in an unknown location and rebuilt in Aveiro, Portugal in 1943. There are no data on this ship’s date of arrival to Cape Verde. It is known, however, that in 1945 it was called Senhora das Areias, having been renamed Senhor de Areias according to the Official Bulletin No. 18 of the same year. In December 1968 it was dismantled.

SENHOR DAS AREIAS

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 7.4 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Banco de Cabo Verde

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