50 Mil Réis Thesouro Nacional; 1st print

50 Mil Réis (Thesouro Nacional; 1st print) -  obverse50 Mil Réis (Thesouro Nacional; 1st print) -  reverse

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Country Brazil
Emperor Peter II (1831-1889)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1835
Value 50000 Réis (50 000.000)
Currency Real (1799-1942)
Composition Paper
Size 200 × 110 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 1843
Number N# 222058
Numista (https://numista.com)
References P# A206,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.
AI Notes# R050
Cláudio Patrick Amato, Irlei Soares das Neves, Julio Ernesto Schütz; 2019. Cédulas do Brasil 1833 até 2019 (8th edition). Art Graph, Sao Paulo, Brasil.


Black on white, in calcography.
On the left, Weapons of the Empire.
In the center, the figure of an indigenous couple next to a Christian cross, making allegory of Brazil's independence.
On the right, reference to the decree of June 1, 1833.

50 * CINCOENTA * 50 * CINCOENTA * 50
Nº ____ 50$000
ao portador desta a quantia de CIN-
QUENTA MIL RÉIS, valor recebido.
de 1º de Junho
de 1833.
50 * 50 * CINCOENTA * 50 * 50

50 Fifty
Empire of Brazil
No. ____ 50$000
At the National Treasury you will pay bearer of this the amount of Fifty Thousand Réis, amount received.
Decree of June 1, 1833.
50 Fifty

Engraver: Jacob Perkins


Blank, without printing.


Specimen (what is?)

Specimen note sample

Themes of this banknote
(1) Indigenous couple next to a Christian cross, making allegory of Brazil's independence.

(2) Coat of Arms of the Empire of Brazil (left) and Reference to the Decree of June 1, 1833 (right).

Without print and numbered by hand.

Example of banknote (200$000) with two cuts (left and right).
In July 1836, banknotes of 50, 100, 200 and 500 mil-réis were stolen. As the Law stipulated, the Treasury had to replace them with new types, a fact that did not happen, due to the fact that they had not been prepared. Thus, it was decided to cut the right margin (opposite to the one attached to the bead) for later comparison, as was done with the other margin. After the theft of the Treasury, the service of issuing and collecting banknotes began to be carried out by Caixa de Amortização (Amortization Fund).

Example of a security sticker whose cut must coincide with the corresponding cut on the bead from which it was detached.

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


Decree of June 1, 1833

Perkins, Bacon & Petch

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1835)  106 400 P# A206; One handwritten signature
ND (1835)  P# A206s; Specimen

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