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50 000 Cruzeiros Reais

50 000 Cruzeiros Reais -  obverse50 000 Cruzeiros Reais -  reverse

© Wilson Roberto Vasques Nunes

Features

Country Brazil
Period Federative Republic of Brazil (1967-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1994
Value 50000 Cruzeiros Reais (50000.00 BRR)
Currency Cruzeiro real (1993-1994)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 65 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 06-30-1994
References P# 242
  • 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

Effigy of a Baiana, with twists and necklaces, with the left panel showing some of her most important Balangandan, which have different meanings: pomegranate and bunch of grapes (fertility); wood fig and animal teeth (protection); cashew (abundance); fish, lamb and doves of the Holy Spirit (elements resulting from syncretism with Catholicism).

Lettering:
BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL 50 000
CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL
BAIANA
DEUS SEJA LOUVADO
MINISTRO DA FAZENDA
PRESIDENTE DO
BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL
50 000 CINQÜENTA MIL
CRUZEIROS REAIS

Translation:
50,000
Brazilian Central Bank
Brazilian Mint
Baiana
God be praised
Finance Minister
President of the Brazilian Central Bank
50,000 Fifty thousand Cruzeiros Reais

Reverse

Baiana scene, dressed with the refinement of the big party days, with the classic board, preparing the acarajé. In the background you can see the perspective of the Igreja do Bonfim, in Salvador, the setting for one of the most famous festivals of Brazilian religious syncretism: Lavagem do Bonfim.

Lettering:
50 000
BAIANA DO ACARAJÉ
50 000 CINQÜENTA MIL CRUZEIROS REAIS

Translation:
50,000
Baiana of the Acarajé
50,00 fifty thousand Cruzeiros Reais

Watermark

Effigy of the Republic

50 000 Cruzeiros Reais -  obverse

© Wilson Roberto Vasques Nunes

Signatures

Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC) Finance Minister
Pedro Sampaio Malan (PSMᴾ) President of the Central Bank of Brazil

Comments

Curiosity
(1) Baiana do acarajé (in Portuguese)

(2) Bonfim Party (in Portuguese)

(3) Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Nosso_Senhor_do_Bonfim,_Salvador]Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador

       
(4) Balangandan - Afro-brazilian Amulet
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Notes

more... Federative Republic of Brazil and Cruzeiro Real (CR$)
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Clarifications on Print, Series and Sequential Number
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Specimen note image (P# 242s)

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Date Signatures No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1994)  FHC, PSMᴾ 120,000,000 86% P# 242; Series #0001 - 1200 AA
ND (1994)  FHC, PSMᴾ 14% P# 242s; Specimen (MODELO / SEM VALOR)

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