Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe new sig/date (31.12.2013) 5,000-, 10,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-dobra notes confirmed

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5,000 dobras, 31 de Dezembro de 2013. Like BCSTP B3, but new date and new signatures (Hélio Silva Vaz de Almeida and Maria do Carmo Trovoada Pires de Carvalho Silveira).

10,000 dobras, 31 de Dezembro de 2013. Like BCSTP B4, but new date and new signatures (Hélio Silva Vaz de Almeida and Maria do Carmo Trovoada Pires de Carvalho Silveira).

50,000 dobras, 31 de Dezembro de 2013. Like BCSTP B6, but new date and new signatures (Hélio Silva Vaz de Almeida and Maria do Carmo Trovoada Pires de Carvalho Silveira).

100,000 dobras, 31 de Dezembro de 2013. Like BCSTP B7, but new date and new signatures (Hélio Silva Vaz de Almeida and Maria do Carmo Trovoada Pires de Carvalho Silveira).

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Courtesy of Murtaza Karimjee (http://www.africanbanknotes.blogspot.com).

Sao Tome and Principe new sig/date (10.12.2010) 20,000-dobra note confirmed


20,000 dobras (US$1), 10 de Dezembro de 2010. Like BCSTP B5 (P67), but new date and signatures (Americo de Oliveira dos Ramos and Luis Fernando Moreira de Sousa).

Courtesy of Andrew Roberts.

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At the time of initial publication, this 10-page catalog covers every note (50 types and varieties, including 10 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Banco Nacional de S. Tomé e Príncipe (National Bank of Sao Tome and Principe) from 1976 to 1989, and the Banco Central de S. Tomé e Príncipe (Central Bank of Sao Tome and Principe) from 1993 to present day. Banco Nacional Ultramarino notes are not currently included in this chapter.

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Sao Tome and Principe new sig/date (10.12.2010) 50,000- and 100,000-dobra notes confirmed


50,000 dobras (US$2.65), 10 de Dezembro de 2010. Like P68, but new date and signatures (unknown and Luis Fernando de Sousa Moreiraa).

100,000 dobras (US$5.30), 10 de Dezembro de 2010. Like P69, but new date and signatures (unknown and Luis Fernando de Sousa Moreiraa).

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Courtesy of David Murcek (www.themonetaryunit.com).

Sao Tome and Principe issues new 100,000-dobra note

On December 22, 2008, Luís de Sousa, the governor of the Banco Central de Sao Tomé e Príncipe introduced a new 100,000-dobra note (US$6), the largest denomination ever for the tiny African island country. The notes are said to have 21 security features, though they have not been described.


100,000 dobras (US$5.75)
Light blue, green, and dark red. Front: Lines from Tenreiro’s poem “In Coração em África” (Courage in Africa); papagaio-cinz (gray parrot); leaves; coat of arms; compass rose; poet Francisco José Tenreiro; silver foil open book. Back: Men in costumes with shields standing before monument, celebrating Auto de Floripes in the city of Santo António on the island of Príncipe. Two security threads with demetalized BCSTP. Watermark: Rei Amador. Printer: DE LA RUE. 146 x 67 mm. 03 de Junho de 2005. Signatures: Adelino Castelo David, MINISTRO DO PLANEAMENTO E FINANCAS; Maria do Carmo Trovoada Silveira, GOVERNADORA DO BANCO CENTRAL. Introduced 22.12.2008.

Courtesy of Manuel Pires Horta Rosa.