The peso was the currency of Guinea-Bissau from 1975 to 1997 and was divided into 100 centavos. It replaced the escudo at par. In 1997, in an effort to stop high inflation, Guinea-Bissau adopted the CFA franc, using a conversion rate of 65 pesos to the franc.
|peso da Guiné-Bissau (in Portuguese)|
|Banknotes||50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000 pesos|
|Coins||50 centavos, 1, 2½, 5, 20 pesos|
|Central bank||Banco Central da Guiné-Bissau|
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.
Coins were issued in denominations of 50 centavos, 1, 2½, 5 and 20 pesos.
Banknotes in denominations of 50, 100, and 500 pesos dated 24-9-1975 (24 September 1975) were issued on 2 March 1976. 1000 peso notes were introduced in 1978, followed by 5000 pesos notes in 1984 and 10,000 pesos notes in 1990.
|50 pesos||Reddish-purple||Pansa Na Isna||Villagers|
|100 pesos||Khaki||Domingos Ramos||Central Bank building in Bissau|
|500 pesos||Blue||Francisco Mendes||Slavery|
|1000 pesos||Brown||Amílcar Cabral||"Apoteose ao Triunfo"|
|5000 pesos||Purple and brown||Amílcar Cabral||Fieldwork|
|10,000 pesos||Green||Amílcar Cabral||Fishermen|
- Linzmayer, Owen (2012). "Guinea-Bissau". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, CA: www.BanknoteNews.com.
Portuguese Guinean escudo
Ratio: at par
|Currency of Guinea-Bissau
1975 – 1997
West African CFA franc
Reason: joining currency union and inflation
Ratio: 1 franc = 65 pesos
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