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Voters and President Samora Machel with Peoples Assembly & Scientists, Teacher, Students 500 Meticais Mozambique Authentic Banknote Money

Voters and President Samora Machel with Peoples Assembly & Scientists, Teacher, Students 500 Meticais Mozambique Authentic Banknote Money

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I'm Cheaper by the Dozen

President Samora Machel Addresses Peoples Assembly, with Crowd of Voters & Scientists, Teacher and Students 500 Meticais Mozambique Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Collage (1980) (Revolution)

Obverse: At left, the Permanent Commission seated behind Samora Moises Machel addressing the Peoples Assembly.
At right, a crowd waving voter identification cards.
At center, the national coat of arms: a gear wheel, bordered by corn stalks and sugarcane. In the middle there is a red sun over a map of Mozambique in green, and blue waves, an AK-47 crossed with a hoe, and a book. The wreath is tied with a ribbon bearing the name of the country.
Lettering: REPÚBLICA POPULAR DE MOÇAMBIQUE
QUINHENTOS METICAIS
Translation: People's Republic of Mozambique, Five Hundred Meticais

Reverse: A man and a woman wearing lab coats working with chemical equipment, and a teacher instructing five seated adults with wooden lap desks. Also, the national bank logo with hoe and pickaxe.

Lettering: REPÚBLICA POPULAR DE MOÇAMBIQUE
A FALSIFICAÇÃO DA MOEDA É PUNIDA COM A PENA DE
OITO A DOZE ANOS DE PRISÃO NOS TERMOS DA LEI.
Translation: People's Republic of Mozambique, Currency counterfeiting is punishable by eight to twelve years in prison under the law.

Features
Issuer Mozambique
Period People's Republic (1975-1990)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1980
Value 500 Meticais (500 MZM)
Currency Old metical (1980-2006)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 68 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 213342
References P# 127

Wikipedia:
Samora Moisés Machel (29 September 1933 – 19 October 1986) was a Mozambican military commander and political leader. A socialist in the tradition of Marxism–Leninism, he served as the first President of Mozambique from the country's independence in 1975.

.......an agreement, signed in Lusaka on September 7, 1974, agreed to transfer full power to Frelimo with the date for independence set for June 25, 1975. ... A transitional government was set up, containing ministers appointed by both Frelimo and Portugal, but headed by Frelimo's Joaquim Chissano as Prime Minister. Machel continued to run Frelimo from Tanzania. He returned home triumphantly, in a journey "from the Rovuma to the Maputo" (the rivers marking the northern and southern boundaries of the country), in which he addressed rallies in every major population centre in the country.

The journey was interrupted at the beach resort of Tofo, in Inhambane Province, for a meeting of the Frelimo Central Committee, which drew up Mozambique's first Constitution. This gave the outline of the one-party, socialist state which Frelimo intended to establish. Frelimo was constitutionally the leading force in Mozambican society, and the President of Frelimo would automatically be President of Mozambique. On June 25, 1975, Machel proclaimed "the total and complete independence of Mozambique and its constitution into the People's Republic of Mozambique". This, he said, would be "a state of People's Democracy, in which, under the leadership of the worker-peasant alliance, all patriotic strata commit themselves to the destruction of the sequels of colonialism, and to annihilate the system of exploitation of man by man".

......Machel died in office in 1986 when his presidential aircraft crashed near the Mozambican-South African border

.......In 2007, however, Jacinto Veloso, one of Machel's most unconditional supporters within Frelimo, had sustained in his memoirs that Machel's death was due to a conspiracy between the South African and the Soviet secret services, both of which had reasons to get rid of him. According to Veloso, the Soviet ambassador once asked the President for an audience to convey the USSR's concern about Mozambique's apparent "sliding away" towards the West, to which Machel supposedly replied "Vai à merda!" (Go to hell!). Having then commanded the interpreter to translate, he left the room. Convinced that Machel had irrevocably moved away from their orbit, the Soviets allegedly did not hesitate to sacrifice the pilot and the whole crew of their own plane.

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