The Banknotes of Mozambique

Independence Issues – 1975 to 1989

Figure 14

The first 1000-meticais banknote. The theme on the front is ‘the Third Congress of FRELIMO’ and on the back the theme is ‘the labourer-peasant alliance’. On the front, at the left, is the Monument to the Third Frelimo Congress and at the right is President Machel, depicted at the closing ceremony of the Congress. Below is the photograph on which the image of the president is based. Surrounded by children, the photograph of Samora Machel appeared in Noticias on 8 February 1977.

© Peter Symes