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500 Cruzeiros 1st edition; 2nd print

500 Cruzeiros (1st edition; 2nd print) -  obverse500 Cruzeiros (1st edition; 2nd print) -  reverse

© Wilson Roberto Vasques Nunes

Features

Country Brazil
Period Republic of the United States of Brazil (1889-1967)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1955-1960
Value 500 Cruzeiros (500.00 BRZ)
Currency Cruzeiro (1942-1967)
Composition Paper
Size 157 × 67 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-12-1967
References P# 164
  • 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

Green-gray on polychromy in calcography and offset.
In the center, an oval medallion with the figure of João Maria José Francisco Xavier de Paula Luís António Domingos Rafael (Dom João VI).
Above, the label "REPÚBLICA DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRASIL", surmounting the words "SE PAGARÁ AO PORTADOR DESTA A QUANTIA DE".
Below, the inscription "QUINHENTOS CRUZEIROS VALOR RECEBIDO".
On the left, signature of the Director of the Amortization Fund and on the right, the Ministry of Finance.

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA DOS ESTADOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRASIL
SE PAGARÁ AO PORTADOR DESTA A QUANTIA DE
NO TESOURO NACIONAL
500 500
QUINHENTOS CRUZEIROS
DIRETOR
CAIXA DE AMORTIZAÇÃO
MINISTRO DA FAZENDA
DOM JOÃO VI
VALOR RECEBIDO
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON.

Translation:
Republic of United States of Brazil
will be paid to the carrier of this amount of one hundred Cruzeiros
in the National Treasury
500 500
Five Hundred Cruzeiros
Director of the Amortization Fund
Finance Minister
D.João VI
Amount Received
Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited, London.

Reverse

Green-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
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY, LIMITED, LONDON.

Translation:
Republic of United States of Brazil
Opening of Ports
Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited, London.

Signatures

Claudionor de Souza Lemos (CSL) Director of the Amortization Fund
Eugênio Gudin Filho (EGF) Finance Minister
José Maria Whitaker (JMW) Finance Minister
Lucas Lopes (LL) Finance Minister
Carlos Augusto Carrilho (CAC) Director of the Amortization Fund
Sebastião Paes de Almeida (SPA) Finance Minister

Comments

Specimen
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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

Notes

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

Legislation
Decree law 9443 of July 11, 1946

See also

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Date Signatures VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1955)  CSL, EGF P# 164a; Series #121 - 420
ND (1955)  CSL, EGF P# 164as; Specimen (Modelo)
ND (1955)  CSL, JMW P# 164b; Series #421 - 720
ND (1955)  CSL, JMW P# 164bs; Specimen (Modelo)
ND (1958)  CSL, LL P# 164c; Series #721 - 770
ND (1958)  CSL, LL P# 164cs1; Specimen (Modelo)
ND (1958)  CSL, LL P# 164cs2; Specimen
ND (1960)  CAC, SPA P# 164d; Series #771 - 1300

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