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50 Cruzeiros 3rd edition; overprint on 50 Cruzados Novos i.e. P# 219

50 Cruzeiros (3rd edition; overprint on 50 Cruzados Novos i.e. P# 219) -  obverse50 Cruzeiros (3rd edition; overprint on 50 Cruzados Novos i.e. P# 219) -  reverse

© Wilson Roberto Vasques Nunes

Features

Country Brazil
Period Federative Republic of Brazil (1967-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1990
Value 50 Cruzeiros (50.00 BRE)
Currency Cruzeiro (1990-1993)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 65 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 07-31-1993
References P# 223
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Portrait of Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987), with the houses and mountains of Itabira, MG appearing in the background and below an excerpt from the author's manuscript, entitled "Prece de um mineiro no Rio" (Prayer of a Mineiro in Rio).
Rectangular stamp of 50 Cruzeiros on the note.

Lettering:
BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL 50
50
CRUZEIROS
CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL
Desprendido de imagens que se rompem
a um capricho dos deuses, tu regressas
ao que, fora do tempo, é tempo infindo,
no secreto semblante da verdade
Carlos Drummond de Andrade
DEUS SEJA LOUVADO
PRESIDENTE DO
CONSELHO MONETÁRIO NACIONAL
PRESIDENTE DO
BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL
50 CINQÜENTA
CRUZADOS NOVOS

Translation:
Brazilian Central Bank 50
50 Cruzeiros
Brazilian Mint
Detached from images that break
at a whim of the gods, you return
which, outside of time, is endless time,
in the secret countenance of truth
Carlos Drummond de Andrade
God be praised
President of the National Monetary Council
President of the Brazilian Central Bank
50 Fifty Cruzados Novos.

Reverse

A picture depicts the poet at his desk, in the office of writing. To the right of the engraving, the verses of the poem Canção Amiga are reproduced.

Lettering:
50
Eu preparo uma canção
em que minha mãe se reconheça,
todas as mães se reconheçam,
e que fale como dois olhos.

Caminho por uma rua
que passa em muitos países.
Se não me vêem, eu vejo
e saúdo velhos amigos.

Eu distribuo um segredo
como quem ama ou sorri.
No jeito mais natural
dois carinhos se procuram.

Minha vida, nossas vidas
formam um só diamante.
Aprendi novas palavras
e tornei outras mais belas.

Eu preparo uma canção
que faça acordar os homens
e adormecer as crianças.

50 CINQÜENTA CRUZADOS NOVOS

Translation:
50
I prepare a song
in which my mother recognizes herself,
all mothers recognize each other,
and speak like two eyes.

Way down a street
that happens in many countries.
If they don't see me, I see
and greet old friends.

I distribute a secret
like someone who loves or smiles.
In the most natural way
two cuddles are looking for each other.

My life, our lives
form a single diamond.
I learned new words
and made others more beautiful.

I prepare a song
that makes men wake up
and put the kids to sleep.

50 Fifty Cruzados Novos

Watermark

Effigy of the Republic

50 Cruzeiros (3rd edition; overprint on 50 Cruzados Novos i.e. P# 219) -  obverse

© Wilson Roberto Vasques Nunes

Signatures

Maílson Ferreira da Nóbrega (MFNᴾ) President of the National Monetary Council
Wadico Waldir Bucchi (WWB) President of the Central Bank of Brazil

Comments

Curiosity

(1) Prece de um mineiro no Rio (Prayer of a Mineiro in Rio), by Carlos Drummond de Andrade

(2) Itabira
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Notes

more... Federative Republic of Brazil and Cruzeiro (Cr$)
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Clarifications on Print, Series, Sequential Number and Replacement (with ✻)
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Rectangular stamp of 50 Cruzeiros

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Date Signatures No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1990)  MFNᴾ, WWB 198,000,000 0.86 100% P# 223; Series #3359 - 5338 AA
ND (1990)  MFNᴾ, WWB 400,000 3% P# 223r; Series #0002 - 0005 ✻A; Replacement (with ✻)

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