LISBOA. 20 Acçoes de Esc.500$00, (10.000), specimen. blue, orange, black. Formed Lisbon, 1864, to establish a financial and monetary system in Portugal's overseas colonies. BNU installed successively branches and agencies - Angola and Cape Verde (1865), Sao Tome (1868), Mozambique (1877), Guinea (1903), Macau (1902), Goa (1868) and Timor (1912), and issued the banknotes for these colonies. After opening branches in former colonies in Africa and the East, BNU began, in 1917, the second phase of its expansion by implementing a network of branches in the mainland, Madeiraand the Azores, and became one of the largest banking networks in Portugal. It also opened offices in Brazil, various major European and Asian cities, and the U.S.A. The various colonial branches became, after independence, the national banks of the new countries, but the bank continues to work under its own name in various international financial centres today. Fine vignette of a steam/sail ship at sea, also the arms of Portugal.
Themes: BANK & FINANCE
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