Guinea-Bissau peso

Guinea-Bissau peso
peso da Guiné-Bissau (Portuguese)
1/100 centavos
Banknotes 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000 pesos
Coins 50 centavos, 1, 2½, 5, 10, 20 pesos
User(s) Guinea-Bissau
Central bank Banco Central da Guiné-Bissau
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

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, Guinea-Bissau adopted the CFA franc of the West African States, using a conversion rate of 65 pesos to the franc.


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.[1] 1000 peso notes were introduced in 1978, followed by 5000 pesos notes in 1984 and 10,000 pesos notes in 1990.

Current Series
Image Value Main Colour Description
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse
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

See also


  1. Linzmayer, Owen (2012). "Guinea-Bissau". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, CA:

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