A fountain pen note!

As some of you may recall I wrote a little post about another hobby of yours truly: fountain pens. I wrote that I couldn't find a banknote with a fountain pen on it and this eventually led to a great gift by Mujand with my very own fantasy banknote which you can see here

The story doesn't end there however.

Yesterday I received a reply from Duncan Reid from De la Rue pointing out that a banknote with a fountain pen DOES exist. Behold, the 1999 note from Cape Verde of 2,000-escudos (P66) featuring the Cape Verdian poet Eugénio Tavares on the front and a part of the poem "Morna de Aguada" on the back designed by De la Rue. On the front and back we can see a fountain pen as a front-to-back see-through register, overprinted on a hologram and as part of the security thread. 

Great find and thanks for the tip!

Steven Dinsdag 20 September 2016 at 08:57 am | | fun
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Hello Steven!
A fountain pen is also on the banknote:

200 leke Albania P-71 (2012)

and 500 leke Albania P-71 (2007)


If I’m wrong then please correct me.

Mateusz, - 28-09-’16 20:26

Hi Mateusz,
Great finds! This is starting to become a fun search.
I agree that the 200-leke note appears to show a fountain pen though I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that it’s a dip pen considering the time the pen was used to sign the Independence Act. The 500-leke note is a little less clear. I would have guessed it’s either a dip pen or maybe even a paint brush. But the information of the website of the Bank of Albania confirms it’s indeed a pen.

Steven, (URL) - 02-10-’16 22:24