The Catalog Updated

Official country name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau uses CFA franc – for current issues see West African States

Last current banknotes of peso system 

Demonetized: 31.07.1997

BANCO NACIONAL DA GUINÉ-BISSAU

1975 Peso system issue

  • 50 Pesos
  • 100 Pesos
  • 500 Pesos

 

50 Pesos P-1; B-101 Color: Blue Dimensions: 141 x 71 mm

Front: Pansau Na Isna.
Back: Fieldwork, man of the Balanta people with tortoise shell on the back (costume used during the "fanado" ceremony - male circumcision).
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Impr. La Typo-Litho J. Carbonel (Algeria) - ITLC.
Watermark: Amílcar Cabral pattern.
Date: 24.09.1975. Block: A001 - K002. Intro: 02.03.1976.
Signatures: Vitor Freire Monteiro / Vasco Cabral / Francisco Mendes.

 

100 Pesos P-2; B-102 Color: Brown Dimensions: 152 x 79 mm

Front: Domingos Ramos, soldiers attending an education school of the PAIGC.
Back: Scenes and symbols of the Bijagos Archipelago, sculpture of the island of Formosa, typical Bijagos hut.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Impr. La Typo-Litho J. Carbonel (Algeria) - ITLC.
Watermark: Amílcar Cabral pattern.
Date: 24.09.1975. Block: A001 - M002. Intro: 02.03.1976.
Signatures: Vitor Freire Monteiro / Vasco Cabral / Francisco Mendes.

 

500 Pesos P-3; B-103 Color: Green Dimensions: 162 x 87 mm

Front: Amilcar Cabral.
Back: Bird statuette ("Iran"; representation of ancestal spiorits of the Nalu people)
teacher, blind student reading Braille script.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Impr. La Typo-Litho J. Carbonel (Algeria) - ITLC.
Watermark: Amílcar Cabral pattern.
Date: 24.09.1975. Block: A001 - Z001. Intro: 02.03.1976.
Signatures: Vitor Freire Monteiro / Vasco Cabral / Francisco Mendes.

1978 – 1984 issues

  • 50 Pesos
  • 100 Pesos
  • 500 Pesos
  • 1000 Pesos
  • 5000 Pesos

   

50 Pesos P-4; B-104 Color: Orange Dimensions: 143 x 61 mm

Front: Pansau Na Isna.
Back: Preparation of traditional medicine.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. (England) - BWC.
Watermark: Amílcar Cabral.
Date: 28.02.1983. Prefix: A/1 - C/1.
Signatures: Pedro A. Godinho Gomes / Vitor Freire Monteiro / Vitor Saude Maria.

   

100 Pesos P-5; B-105 Color: Red Dimensions: 149 x 63 mm

Front: Domingos Ramos.
Back: National Bank building, Bissau.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Amílcar Cabral.
Date: 28.02.1983. Prefix: A/1 - C/1.
Signatures: Pedro A. Godinho Gomes / Vitor Freire Monteiro / Vitor Saude Maria.

   

500 Pesos P-7; B-107 Color: Dark blue and violet Dimensions: 154 x 66 mm

Front: Francisco Mendes.
Back: Slavery.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Amílcar Cabral.
Date: 28.02.1983. Prefix: A/1 - D/1.
Signatures: Pedro A. Godinho Gomes / Vitor Freire Monteiro / Vitor Saude Maria.

   

1000 Pesos P-8; B-108 Color: Green Dimensions: 161 x 67 mm

Front: Amilcar Cabral.
Back: "Apoteose ao Triunfo".
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. (England) - BWC.
Watermark: Amilcar Cabral.
Date: 24.09.1978.
a. Prefix: A/1. Sign 1; signature titles: "Comissario Principal", "Comissario do Estado das Finanças", "Governador".
b. Prefix: A/1 - A/4. Sign 2; signature titles: "Primeiro Ministro", "Ministro de Economía e Finanças", "Governador".

Signatures:

1.              2.
Francisco Mendes / Carlos Correia / Vitor Freire Monteiro        Vitor Saude Maria / Vitor Freire Monteiro / Pedro A. Godinho Gomes

   

5000 Pesos P-9; B-109 Color: Brown Dimensions: 168 x 69.5 mm

Front: Amilcar Cabral.
Back: Fieldwork.
Security thread: Solid.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Amilcar Cabral.
Date: 12.09.1984. Prefix: A/1 - A/12.
Signatures: Joao Bernardo Viera / Vitor Freire Monteiro / Pedro A. Godinho Gomes.

BANCO CENTRAL DA GUINÉ-BISSAU

  • 50 Pesos
  • 100 Pesos
  • 500 Pesos
  • 1000 Pesos
  • 5000 Pesos
  • 10000 Pesos

   

50 Pesos P-10; B-201 Color: Red Dimensions: 120 x 61.5 mm

Front: Pansau Na Isna.
Back: Preparation of traditional medicine.
Security thread: Solid with printed BCG.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Repeating BCG.
Date: 01.03.1990. Prefix: AA - AB.
Signatures: Pedro A. Godinho Gomes / Jose Lima Barber.

   

100 Pesos P-11; B-202 Color: Blue Dimensions: 127 x 64 mm

Front: Domingos Ramos.
Back: National Bank building, Bissau.
Security thread: Solid with printed BCG.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Repeating BCG.
Date: 01.03.1990. Prefix: BA - BB.
Signatures: Pedro A. Godinho Gomes / Jose Lima Barber.

   

500 Pesos P-12; B-203 Color: Dark blue and violet Dimensions: 134 x 65.5 mm

Front: Francisco Mendes.
Back: Slavery.
Security thread: Solid with printed BCG.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Repeating BCG.
Date: 01.03.1990. Prefix: CA - CC.
Signatures: Pedro A. Godinho Gomes / Jose Lima Barber.

   

1000 Pesos P-13; B-204 Color: Brown Dimensions: 149.5 x 64 mm

Front: Amilcar Cabral.
Back: "Apoteose ao Triunfo".
Security thread: Solid security thread with printed BCG.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Amilcar Cabral.
Dates:
a. 01.03.1990. Prefix: DA. Sign 1.
b. 01.03.1993. Prefix: DD - DE. Sign 2.

Signatures:

1.                      2.
Pedro A. Godinho Gomes & Jose Lima Barber        Luis Candido Ribeiro & Jose Lima Barber

   

5000 Pesos P-14; B-205 Color: Brown Dimensions: 155 x 66 mm

Front: Amilcar Cabral.
Back: Fieldwork.
Security thread: Solid security thread with printed BCG.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Amilcar Cabral.
Dates:
a. 01.03.1990. Prefix: EA. Sign 1.
b. 01.03.1993. Prefix: EE - EG. Sign 2.

Signatures:

1.                      2.
Pedro A. Godinho Gomes & Jose Lima Barber        Luis Candido Ribeiro & Jose Lima Barber

   

10000 Pesos P-15; B-206 Color: Green Dimensions: 161 x 68 mm

Front: Amilcar Cabral.
Back: Fishermen.
Security thread: Solid security thread with printed BCG.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited (England) - TDLR.
Watermark: Amilcar Cabral.
Dates:
a. 01.03.1990. Prefix: FA - FH. Sign 1.
b. 01.03.1993. Prefix: FM - GB. Sign 2.

Signatures:

1.                      2.
Pedro A. Godinho Gomes & Jose Lima Barber        Luis Candido Ribeiro & Jose Lima Barber

Terms of import and export of currencies

Currency Import regulations:
Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and foreign currencies: up to XOF 2,000,000.- or equivalent in cash on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and foreign currencies: up to XOF 2,000,000.- or equivalent allowed in cash. Higher amounts allowed by bank transfer only.