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500 Réis Republic; 3rd print

Features

Country Brazil
Period Republic of the United States of Brazil (1889-1967)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1893-1899
Value 500 Réis (0.500)
Currency Real (1799-1942)
Composition Paper
Size 145 × 65 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 10-30-1942
References P# 1
  • 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

Black on yellow, in calcography and lithography.
On the right, a mythological effigy of Minerva, with a Spartan helmet.
On the left, the figure of a sitting woman, with a sheep beside it.

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA DOS ESTADOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRASIL
500
NO TESOURO NACIONAL
se pagará ao
portador desta a quantida de
500
QUINHENTOS REAIS
VALOR RECEBIDO
500 500
AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK

Translation:
Republic of United States of Brazil
500
In the National Treasury
will be paid to
bearer of this the amount of
500
Five Hundred Reais
Amount Received
500 500
American Bank Note Co. New York

Reverse

Sepia, in calcography.
At the top, "REPÚBLICA" label.
Below, "DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRAZIL".
In the center, side by side, three times the nominal value "500".

Lettering:
REPUBLICA
500 500 500
DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRAZIL
AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK

Translation:
Republic
500 500 500
of the United States of Brazil
American Bank Note Co. New York

Comments

Specimens


Specimens note sample

Example banknote with two signatures

P# 1b showing detail of the printed letter

Themes of this banknote
       
(1) Minerva, mythological goddess

Notes

more... Federative Republic of Brazil and Réis (Rs)

Legislation
Law 2348 of August 25, 1873

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Year Signatures No. printed G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1893)  850,000 P# 1a1; Series #1 - 20; Autographed
ND (1893)  P# 1s1; Amostra
ND (1893)  P# 1s2; Specimen
ND (1894)  P# 1b; Series #21 - 150; Two signatures; Letters A, B, C, D, E and F
ND (1899)  P# 1a2; Series #151 - 160; Autographed; Letters A, B, C, D, E and F

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