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500 Cruzeiros 1st edition; 1st print; Valor Legal

500 Cruzeiros (1st edition; 1st print; Valor Legal) -  obverse500 Cruzeiros (1st edition; 1st print; Valor Legal) -  reverse

© Wilson Roberto Vasques Nunes

Features

Country Brazil
Period Republic of the United States of Brazil (1889-1967)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1961-1962
Value 500 Cruzeiros (500.00 BRZ)
Currency Cruzeiro (1942-1967)
Composition Paper
Size 157 × 67 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-12-1967
References P# 172
  • 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

Blue on polychrome in calcography and offset.
In the center, wrapped in a decorated frame, the portrait of João Maria José Francisco Xavier de Paula Luís António Domingos Rafael (Dom João VI), flanked by the numerals 500.

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA DOS ESTADOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRASIL
TESOURO NACIONAL
500 500
QUINHENTOS CRUZEIROS
DIRETOR
CAIXA DE AMORTIZAÇÃO
MINISTRO DA FAZENDA
D.JOÃO VI
VALOR LEGAL
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY.

Translation:
Republic of United States of Brazil
will be paid to the carrier of this amount of
National Treasury
500 500
Five Hundred Cruzeiros
Director of the Amortization Fund
Finance Minister
D.João VI
Legal Amount
American Bank Note Company.

Reverse

Lead gray in calcography.
In the center, the allegorical and pictorial representation of the "Abertura dos Portos" (Opening of the Ports), Cadmo Fausto de Souza.

Lettering:
500 500
REPÚBLICA DOS
ABERTURA DOS PORTOS
500 500
ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRASIL
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY.

Translation:
Republic of United States of Brazil
Opening of Ports
American Bank Note Company.

Signatures

Carlos Augusto Carrilho (CAC) Director of the Amortization Fund
Clemente Mariani Bittencourt (CMB) Finance Minister
Reginaldo Fernandes Nunes (RFN) Director of the Amortization Fund
Walther Moreira Salles (WMS) Finance Minister

Comments

Specimen

Specimen note sample

Themes of this banknote
       
(1) Dom João VI (~1809), by Francesco Bartolozzi about the work of Domenico Pellegrini Domenico Pellegrini
 
      
(2) Allegory of the "Abertura dos Portos" (Opening of Ports) by Cadmo Fausto de Sousa

       
(3) Detail of "Valor Legal" (Legal Amount)

Notes

more... Federative Republic of Brazil and Cruzeiro (Cr$)

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Date Signatures No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1961)  CAC, CMB 40,000,000 59% P# 172a; Series #261 - 660
ND (1961)  CAC, CMB 0% P# 172as; Specimen
ND (1962)  RFN, WMS 80,000,000 77% P# 172b; Series #661 - 1460
ND (1962)  RFN, WMS 0% P# 172bs; Specimen

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