Spain 100 Peseta 1925 banknote front (2)

Spain 100 Pesetas – Year 1925

Spain 100 Pesetas Banknote, Year 1925 – Face and Back
Spain 100 pesetas banknote, year 1925 back
Spain 1925 100 pesetas
Spain 100 pesetas banknote, year 1925
Spain 1925 100 pesetas
closeup detail of Spain 100 pesetas banknote, year 1925
detail Spain 1925 100 pesetas
Spain 1928 50 pesetas back (2

Spain – 50 Pesetas – Year 1928 – Diego Rodriguez De Silva Y Velázquez

Spain 50 Pesetas Banknote, Year 1928 – Face and Back
Spain 50 pesetas banknote, year 1928 back, featuring painting “Surrender of Breda” by Diego Velazquez

Spain 1928 50 pesetas, featuring the painting “Surrender of Breda” by Diego Velazquez

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is featured on our banknote, his painting on the back and his likeness on the front. One of the greatest painters of the Spanish Golden Age, numerous artists have paid him homage in their own work including Manet, Dali and Picasso.

Spain 50 pesetas banknote, year 1928 front, featuring portrait of Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez
Spain 1928 50 pesetas, featuring Diego Velázquez, the great painter of the Spanish Golden Age.
Spain 100 Peseta 1928 banknote back (2), featuring the painting “Encounter of the Dukes by Don Quixote”

Spain – 100 Pesetas – Year 1928 – Don Quixote By Cervantes

Spain 500 Pesetas Banknote, Year 1928 – Face and Back
Spain 100 pesetas banknote, year 1928 front, featuring portrait of  Cervantes
Spain 1928 100 pesetas

It is said that Don Quixote has been translated into more languages that any other work, except the Bible.  And the author’s influence was so great that the Spanish Language is commonly known as the language of Cervantes.  In an interesting coincidence, he and someone known as William Shakespeare, passed on the same date.

Spain 100 pesetas banknote, year 1928 front back, featuring painting Spain 1928 100 pesetas, featuring the painting “Encounter of the Dukes by Don Quixote”
Spain 1928 100 pesetas
Closeup of painting “Encounter of the Dukes by Don Quixote” from Spain 100 pesetas banknote, year 1928  back
Spain 1928 100 pesetas
Closeup of painting “Encounter of the Dukes by Don Quixote” from Spain 100 pesetas banknote, year 1928  back
Spain 1928 100 pesetas
Portugal 500 Escudo 1966 banknote front (2), featuring João II, the 13th King of Portugal, known as The Perfect Prince

Portugal – 500 Escudos – Year 1966 – John II, Great-Nephew of Henry the Navigator

Portugal 500 Escudos Banknote, Year 1966 – Face and Back
Portugal 500 Escudos Banknote, year 1966 front, Featuring  portrait of João II, the 13th King of Portugal, known as The Perfect Prince
Portugal 1966

João II, the 13th King of Portugal, known as The Perfect Prince, is featured on our banknote.
John II revived the work of his great-uncle, the renowned, Henry the Navigator, advancing the exploration of Africa. These explorations are celebrated on the front and back of our banknote.

Portugal 500 Escudos Banknote, year  1966 back
Portugal 1966 500
Portugal 500 Escudo 1978 banknote front (2), featuring philosopher, Francisco Sanches

Portugal – 500 Escudos – Year 1978 – Braga, Home of Francisco Sanches

Portugal 500 Escudos Banknote, Year 1978 – Face and Back
Portugal 500 escudos banknote, year 1978 front, featuring philosopher, Francisco Sanches
Portugal 1978 500

The great philosopher, Francisco Sanches, is featured on our banknote. He is understood to have been born in Spain, but baptized with early education in Braga, Portugal. 16th century Braga Portugal is featured on the front and back of our banknote.

Portugal 500 escudos banknote, year 1978 back
Portugal 1978 500