Diamond production payment printed


Country Brazil
King Joseph I (1750-1777)
Years 1771-1841
Value Various values
Currency Real (1654-1799)
Composition Paper
Size 175 × 140 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 1841
References P# A101
  • 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.


Black lithographic print on white paper.
In the center, at the top are the Portuguese Crown Weapons.
Stylized banner, identifying the ticket, appearing at the top or bottom, used for confrontation with the checkbook.

 ??????? de 1773 São 5 //--//--

Ficão nesta Casa da Administração dos
Diamantes cinco oitavas de
ouro de conta do Senhor Francisco José de Almeida
que se lhe pagará, ou a quem este
apresentar. Tejuco, 31 de Dezembro de 1773.

N.º 914

 ??????? of 1773 Are 5 //--//--

They stay in this House of Administration of the
Diamonds five octaves
account gold of Mr. Francisco José de Almeida
that will be paid to him, or to whom
to present. Tejuco, December 31, 1773.

No. 914


Blank, without printing.


Themes of this banknote
       Details contained in the ticket.

Coat of Arms of Portugal - Dom José I (Joseph I), the Reformer, 1750-1777  .

       Checkbook for Real Extraciton  tickets with the "left-handed" ticket for the period from 02/20/1778 to 05/03/1778 (tickets N ° 2115 to N ° 2696). This checkbook contains 258 tickets out of the 531 that probably existed, considering the sequential issue. The purpose of keeping the checkbook was to confront the tickets issued to verify authenticity.
Diamond Museum - Diamantina / MG.

By the statute of August 2, 1771, under the tutelage of the General Administration of Diamonds, the government issued tickets, of variable value, with promise of payment in gold, of the diamonds collected. The colonial government, when it found itself without coins for diamond payments, issued vouchers backed by gold. Accepted by everyone as cash, these vouchers were paid when the House received coins from Lisbon. Circulation period: 1771 to ...
Issuing authority: Colonial Government Lisbon - House of the General Administration of Diamonds.

To know more... State of Brazil and Portuguese Real

Statute of August 2, 1771

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