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500 Réis Thesouro Nacional; 1st print

Features

Country Brazil
Emperor Peter II (1831-1889)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1874
Value 500 Réis (0.500)
Currency Real (1799-1942)
Composition Paper
Size 165 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 1910
References P# A242,
  • 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# R008
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 orange in calcography and lithography.
On the left, Weapons of the Empire.
In the center, 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).
On the right, a female figure.

Lettering:
American Bank Note Co. New York
QUINHENTOS 500 500 QUINHENTOS
IMPERIO DO BRASIL
NO THESOURO NACIONAL
se pagará ao portador desta a quantia de
QUINHENTOS REIS
valor recebido
QUINHENTOS 500 500 QUINHENTOS

Translation:
American Bank Note Co. New York
Five Hundred 500 500 Five Hundred
Empire of Brazil
At the National Treasury
The holder will be paid the amount of
Five Hundred Réis
Amount Received
Five Hundred 500 500 Five Hundred

Reverse

Magenta em calcografia.
Desenho e moldura em estilo marajoara, tendo ao centro, brasão com inscrição "IMPERIO / DO BRASIL", enviando nas laterais esquerda e direita ou numeral arábico "500".

Lettering:
IMPERIO
DO BRASIL
500 500
AMERICAN NOTE BANK CO. NEW YORK.

Translation:
Empire of Brazil
American Note Bank Co. New York.

Comments

Specimen (what is?)
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Specimen note sample (P# A242s.1)
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Specimen note sample (P# A242s.2)

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) Coat of Arms of the Empire of Brazil

       
(3) A female figure.

       
(4) Example of Marajoara drawings.

Notes

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

Legislation
Law of August 25, 1873.

Printer
American Bank Note Company

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1874)  6,000,000 P# A242; AI# R008; Series #1 - 60; Autographed; Letters A, B, C, D, E and F
ND (1874)  P# A242s.1; AI# R008o; Specimen (Amostra)
ND (1874)  P# A242s.2; AI# R008s; Specimen

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