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500 Mil Réis Caixa de Estabilização; 1st print

Features

Country Brazil
Period Republic of the United States of Brazil (1889-1967)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1927
Value 500000 Réis (500000.000)
Currency Real (1799-1942)
Composition Paper
Size 192 × 91 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 1951
References P# 108
  • 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 polychrome, in calcography and lithography.
In the center, the effigy of a female figure (Marianne), representing the Republic and Liberty, flanked by the number 500 on both sides.

Lettering:
500 500 500
REPUBLICA DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRASIL
A CAIXA DE ESTABILIZAÇÃO PAGARÁ AO PORTADOR, Á VISTA, NO RIO DE JANEIRO, EM OURO CONFORME A LEI N.5108, DE 18 DE DEZEMBRO DE 1926, A QUANTIA DE
500 500
500 QUINHENTOS MIL REIS 500
VALOR RECEBIDO EM OURO
500 500 500
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY.

Translation:
Republic of the United States of Brazil
The Stabilization Fund will pay to the carrier, In sight, In Rio de Janeiro, in gold according to law N.5108, of December 18, 1926, the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Réis
Amount Received in gold
American Bank Note Company.

Engraver: Sukeichi Oyama

Reverse

Blue, in calcography.
In the center is the reproduction of the painting "Batalha do Riachuelo" (Battle of Riachuelo) ended in 1872, by Victor Meirelles de Lima (1832-1903).

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DOS
500 500
500 500
500 500
ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRASIL
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY

Translation:
Republic of United States of the Brazil
American Bank Note Company

Comments

Specimens
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Specimen note image (P# 108s.1)
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Specimen note image (P# 108s.2)

Themes of this banknote
      
(1) The Three Fates (~1880) by Paul Thumann (1834-1908)
Female face, allegory of Marianne (Republic and Liberty). Print "de Reverie", executed by Sukeichi Oyama (1858-1922), based on the work "The Three Fates" (~ 1880) by Paul Thumann (1834-1908).

       
(2) Painting "Batalha do Riachuelo" (Battle of Riachuelo) ended in 1872, by Victor Meirelles de Lima (1832-1903).
       
Notes

To know more... Republic of the United States of Brazil (1st Republic) and Réis (Rs)

Legislation
Decree 5108 of December 18, 1926

Signatures
P# 108a.1
P# 108a.2
P# 108a.3
P# 108a.4
P# 108a.5
P# 108a.6

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1927)  P# 108a.1; Series #1 - 8; Two signatures
ND (1927)  P# 108a.2; Series #1 - 8; Two signatures
ND (1927)  P# 108a.3; Series #1 - 8; Two signatures
ND (1927)  P# 108a.4; Series #1 - 8; Two signatures
ND (1927)  P# 108a.5; Series #1 - 8; Two signatures
ND (1927)  P# 108a.6; Series #1 - 8; Two signatures
ND (1927)  P# 108s.1; Specimen (Modelo)
ND (1927)  P# 108s.2; Specimen

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