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500 Réis Thesouro Nacional; 2nd print

Features

Country Brazil
Emperor Peter II (1831-1889)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1878-1885
Value 500 Réis (0.500)
Currency Real (1799-1942)
Composition Paper
Size 151 × 71 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 1910
References P# A243,
  • 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.
AI Notes# R009
Cláudio Patrick Amato, Irlei Soares das Neves, Julio Ernesto Schütz; 2019. Cédulas do Brasil 1833 até 2019 (8th edition). Art Graph, Sao Paulo, Brasil. ISBN 9788562882302.

Obverse

Black on magenta in calcography and lithography.
In the center, an oval medallion with the effigy of Pedro de Alcântara João Carlos Leopoldo Salvador Bibiano Francisco Xavier de Paula Leocádio Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga de Bragança and Bourbon, Dom Pedro II (1825-1891), 2nd emperor of Brazil (1831-1889), flanked by two female figures, seated, allegories of industry (left), with their right hand perched on the Coat of Arms of the Empire and having in the background mountain, and steam train in motion, and commerce (right), holding in their right hand a caduceus and with a sailboat in the sea in the background.

Lettering:
500 500 500
IMPERIO DO BRASIL
NO THESOURO NACIONAL
SE PAGARÁ AO PORTADOR DESTA A QUANTIA DE
QUINHENTOS REIS
500 500

Translation:
Empire of Brazil
at the National Treasury
the holder will be paid the amount of
Five Hundred Réis

Reverse

Magenta in calcography .
About drawings with motifs Marajoaras, IMPERIO DO BRASIL badge, flanked by the Arabic number "500".

Lettering:
IMPERIO
DO BRASIL
500 500

Translation: Empire of Brazil

Comments

Specimen (what is?)

Specimen note sample

Themes of this banknote
      
(1) Pedro de Alcântara João Carlos Leopoldo Salvador Bibiano Francisco Xavier de Paula Leocádio Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga de Bragança and Bourbon, Dom Pedro II (1825-1891), 2nd emperor of Brazil (1831-1889).
Dom Pedro II, emperor of Brazil.

       
(2) Two female figures, seated, allegories of industry (left), with their right hand perched on the Coat of Arms of the Empire and having in the background mountain, and steam train in motion, and commerce (right), holding in their right hand a caduceus and with a sailboat in the sea in the background.

       
(3) Example of Marajoara drawings.

Notes

To know more... Second Empire of Brazil and Réis (Rs)

Legislation
Law of June 1, 1833 and Law of August 25, 1873.

Printer
American Bank Note Company

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1878)  6,000,000 P# A243a; AI# R009a; Series #1 - 60; Letters A, B, C, D, E and F
ND (1885)  P# A243b; AI# R009b; Series #61 - 80; Letters A, B, C, D, E and F
ND (1885)  P# A243s; AI# R009s; Specimen

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