600 Réis - 16 Vinténs of gold Reaes Casas de Fundição do Ouro; 1st print


Country Brazil
Regent John VI (1799-1816)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1808-1809
Value 600 Réis (0.600)
Currency Real (1799-1942)
Composition Paper
Size 97 × 73 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 1809
References P# S126
  • 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 in lithography on white paper.
In the center, at the top, the numerical value between two vignettes.

Reaes Casas da Fundição do ouro
Capitania de Minas Geraes
Dezesseis vintens de ouro
Seiscentos reis.

Royal Gold Foundry Houses of the
Captaincy of Minas Gerais
Sixty gold vinténs
Six Hundred réis.

Engraver: Francisco Antônio da Silva


Blank, without printing.


Themes of this banknote

Due to the inexistence of small coins that could be exchanged for small amounts of powdered gold, D. João established that the same should also be done with printed tickets in the amounts of 1, 2, 4, 8, 12 and 16 vintens of gold, each vintém corresponding to 37 and 1/2 reis. Issued in large quantities, these tickets had wide circulation in the captaincy of Minas, integrating their circulating environment. Subsequently, due to the appearance of a large number of counterfeit tickets, their issuance was suspended.
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Permit of October 12, 1808

Royal Gold Foundry Houses

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