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500 Cruzados

500 Cruzados -  obverse500 Cruzados -  reverse

© Tanman2001

Features

Country Brazil
Period Federative Republic of Brazil (1967-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1986-1988
Value 500 Cruzados (500.00 BRC)
Currency Cruzado (1986-1989)
Composition Paper
Size 154 × 74 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 01-15-1989
References P# 212
  • 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 Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) on a piano keyboard, with the left representing a Victoria amazonica in bloom. In the background an excerpt from the score of the work "Uirapuru". The set of images is flanked by the phrase "Considero minhas obras como cartas que escrevi à posteridade sem esperar resposta" (I consider my works as letters that I wrote to posterity without waiting for a response), given by the maestro, repeatedly written in two overlapping lines, each for a line on each side.

Lettering:
BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL 500
CONSIDERO MINHAS OBRAS COMO CARTAS QUE ESCREVI À POSTERIDADE SEM ESPERAR RESPOSTA
PRESIDENTE DO
CONSELHO MONETÁRIO NACIONAL
PRESIDENTE DO
BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL
CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL
DEUS SEJA LOUVADO
VILLA LOBOS
500
QUINHENTOS
CRUZADOS
CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL
CONSIDERO MINHAS OBRAS COMO CARTAS QUE ESCREVI À POSTERIDADE SEM ESPERAR RESPOSTA.

Translation:
Brazilian Central Bank
500
I consider my works as letters I written to posterity without waiting for an answer
President of the National Monetary Council
President of the Brazilian Central Bank
Brazilian Mint
God be praised
Villa Lobos
500 five Hundred Cruzados
I consider my works as letters I written to posterity without waiting for an answer

Reverse

In the background, an engraving based on the work of Johann Moritz Rugendas, representing a primitive Brazilian forest on the bank of a river, where a canoe appears carrying people.
The set of images is flanked by the phrase "Considero minhas obras como cartas que escrevi à posteridade sem esperar resposta" ("I consider my works as letters that I wrote to posterity without waiting for a response"), given by the conductor, repeatedly written in two overlapping lines, each for a line on each side.

Lettering:
CONSIDERO MINHAS OBRAS COMO CARTAS QUE ESCREVI À POSTERIDADE SEM ESPERAR RESPOSTA
500
500 QUINHENTOS CRUZADOS
CONSIDERO MINHAS OBRAS COMO CARTAS QUE ESCREVI À POSTERIDADE SEM ESPERAR RESPOSTA

Translation:
I consider my works as letters I wrote to posterity without waiting for a response
500
500 Five hundred cruzados
I consider my works as letters I wrote to posterity without waiting for a response

Watermark

Portrait of the Heitor Villa Lobos

500 Cruzados -  obverse

© Wilson Roberto Vasques Nunes

Signatures

Dilson Domingos Funaro (DDF) President of the National Monetary Council
Fernão Carlos Botelho Bracher (FCB) President of the Central Bank of Brazil
Francisco Roberto André Gros (FRG) President of the Central Bank of Brazil
Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira (LCB) President of the National Monetary Council
Fernando Milliet de Oliveira (FMO) President of the Central Bank of Brazil
Maílson Ferreira da Nóbrega (MFNᴾ) President of the National Monetary Council
Elmo de Araújo Camões (EAC) President of the Central Bank of Brazil

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heitor_Villa-Lobos
Heitor Villa-Lobos
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_amazonica
Victoria amazonica
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1sPSAD9SEc
Symphonic Orchestra of RTVE - Uirapuru by Heitor Villas-Lobos
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Notes

more... https://en.numista.com/numisdoc/brazil-179.html
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Clarifications on Print, Series and Sequential Number
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Specimen note image (P# 212s)

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Date Signatures No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1986)  DDF, FCB 235,200,000 14% P# 212a; Series #0001 - 2352
ND (1986)  DDF, FCB 0.4% P# 212s; Specimen (MODELO)
ND (1987)  DDF, FRG 49,000,000 6% P# 212b; Series #2353 - 2842
ND (1987)  LCB, FMO 466,200,000 1.17 68% P# 212c; Series #2843 - 7504
ND (1988)  MFNᴾ, EAC 80,500,000 1.12 39% P# 212d; Series #7505 - 8309

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