The escudo is the official currency of the Republic of Cape Verde since 1914, when it replaced the Cape Verdean real. The Banco Nacional Ultramarino introduced the first notes in denominations of 4, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centavos, followed by the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 escudos in 1921. In 1945, a new series was issued, omitting the 1 and 5 denominations, and introducing the 500 escudos note. The 1, 5 and 10 escudos notes were replaced by coin between 1945 and 1953. After the independence in 1975, notes were issued in denominations of 100, 500 and 1000 escudos, followed by 200 and 2500 in 1989. In 2014, the Banco de Cabo Verde introduced a new banknotes series in denominations of 200, 1000, and 2000 escudos, followed by 500 and 5000 escudos in 2015.
The 200 Cape Verdean escudos note front design features Henrique Teixeira de Sousa (1919 – 2006), who was a Cape Verdean author and doctor, the Island of Fogo map its political subdivisions, the sketch of the island map with Henrique’s face inside, a bunch of grapes, a stylized design of grapes plant, a stamp with the silhouette of a pencil, and the denomination. The reverse note side presents a Pico do Fogo volcano view in the Island of Fogo, the sketch of the island map with Henrique’s face inside, a bunch of grapes, a stylized design grapes plant and the denomination. The lettering in the note is in the Portuguese language. This note is part of the 2014 series, and its color is red, purple, and yellow.
Text: Banco De Cabo Verde, 200 Escudos, O Governador, O Administrador, 5 De Julho De 2014, Henrique Teixeira De Souza, A Lei Pune O Contrafactor, Banco De Cabo Verde, Dois Mil Escudos, Achada Furna, Achada Grande, Achada Mentirosa, Achada Poio, As Hortas, Atalaia, Baluarte, Cabeça Fundão, Campanas Baixo, Campanas Cima, Chã das Caldeiras, Chã de Monte, Corvo, Cova Feijoal, Cova Figueira, Curral Grande, Cutelo Alto, Domingo Lobo, Estância Roque, Fajãzinha, Feijoal, Figueira Pavão, Fonte Aleixo, Galinheiro, Inhuco, Lomba, Mãe Joana, Monte Tabor, Monte Vermelho, Mosteiros, Mosteiros Tras, Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Pai António, Pedro Homem, Pico Gomes, Ponta Verde, Relva, Ribeira do Ilhéu, Ribeira Filipe, Roçadas, Rocha For a, Santa Catarina do Fogo, Santo António, São Domingos, São Filipe, São Jorge, São Lourenço, Tinteira, Velho Manuel ,200.