Travel with us as we look at a note from Ecuador. Ecuador is a South American country located next to Colombia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean. It was given the name due to the country’s location to the Equator. Ecuador has a diverse climate that ranges from desert, to a portion of the Amazon rainforest, to snow covered mountains of the Andes. This small South American country was first discovered by Spaniards in 1526; however, Ecuador was not founded until May 1822. Some interesting facts about Ecuador is the country is actually the closest country to space, it has the first UNSECO World Heritage Sites, and Charles Darwin developed his theory on evolution at Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands.
The note we are looking at is Ecuador’s 5 Sucres p113d 1988. This grey and pink note has Spanish text. The front of the note shows Antonio Jose De Sucre. The back of the note displays Ecuador’s coat of arms. There is no discernible watermark. Additionally, there are various signatures and series letters made for this note.
Antonio Jose De Sucre was a notable Latin American political and military leader. Sucre played a large role in Latin America’s wars for independence against Spain. He is perceived as the liberator of Ecuador. Sadly, Sucre was assassinated on June 4, 1830. He was just 35 years old. Due to his influence many South American countries use his name, this 5 Sucres note being a great example of that.
Ecuador’s coat of arms was adopted in 1900. The shield in the center displays Mount Chimborazo and the Guayas River. Above the land is a sun with the astrological signs for Taurus, Gemini, Aries and Cancer. These signs represent the months of March through July (in no specific order) which symbolize the length of the March Revolution of 1845. Above the shield is an Andean Condor grasping the shield in its talons. To the sides of the shield, are the four flags of Ecuador with laurel on the left and a palm leaf on the right.
This delightful note allows Antonio Jose De Sucre and Ecuador’s coat of arms take center stage. The 5 Sucres note is our current featured note and will be offered at a discounted price for a limited time. Head to our website to check this note out and to see other notes like it.
Denomination: 5 Sucres
Pick #: 113d (Alt. Sign)
Other Info: IB Prefix – Various signatures and series letter exist – email me if you are looking for a specific signature or series letters
Coloration: Grey/Pink (Back: Red)
Depictions: Antonio Jose De Sucre; Coat of Arms (Crest)
Note Size: 6″ x 2 1/2″
Continent: South America
Watermark: None Discernible