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Portugal – 500 Escudos – Year 1966 – John II, great-nephew of Henry the Navigator

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 1966
Portugal 1966 500
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Spain – 100 pesetas – Year 1928 – Don Quixote by Cervantes

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 1928 100 pesetas
Spain 1928 100 pesetas, featuring the painting “Encounter of the Dukes by Don Quixote”
Spain 1928 100 pesetas
Spain 1928 100 pesetas
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Spain – 50 pesetas – Year 1928 – Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez

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 1928 50 pesetas, featuring the painting “Surrender of Breda” by Diego Velazquez
Spain 1928 50 pesetas, featuring Diego Velázquez, the great painter of the Spanish Golden Age.