Paper Money Book

The 5000 Kwanzas banknote (equivalent to US$8.03 or €6.90), P-164 and B-561, bears the distinct color of purple and boasts dimensions of 140 x 75 mm.

The obverse side of the banknote features the prominent figure of António Agostinho Neto. Notably, microtext from the national anthem is intricately incorporated into the design, a testament to the deep cultural roots of the nation.

Turning the note over, one can gaze upon the captivating depiction of the old Kulumbimbi cathedral, also known as Catedral de São Salvador de Congo (Mbanza Kongo). The ruins of this historical structure stand as a poignant reminder of the rich heritage that shapes the identity of the region.

A security thread, emblazoned with the image of the Bakama mask alongside the denomination “5000,” ensures the banknote’s integrity. The printer responsible for producing this note remains undisclosed, adding an air of mystery to its origins. Adding to its intricate design, a watermark graces the banknote, portraying “The Thinker,” a symbolic representation of contemplation and intellect.

The banknote’s issuance date is April of 2020, while its prefix is designated as “A.” The introduction of this banknote into circulation occurred on February 4th, 2021. Completing the ensemble, the signature of José de Lima Massano stands as a mark of authority, affirming the banknote’s authenticity and significance within the realm of monetary exchange.

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