100 Mil Réis Thesouro Nacional; 1st print

100 Mil Réis (Thesouro Nacional; 1st print) -  obverse100 Mil Réis (Thesouro Nacional; 1st print) -  reverse

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Issuer Brazil
Emperor Peter II (1831-1889)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1835
Value 100000 Réis (100 000.000)
Currency Real (1799-1942)
Composition Paper
Size 220 × 135 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 1862
Number N# 222062
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# A207,
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# R056
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, view of the city of Recife, Pernambuco, in the first half of the 19th century.
On the right, reference to the decree of June 1, 1833.

100 CEM * 100$ * CEM * 100$ * CEM 100
Nº ____ 100$000
ao portador desta a quantia de
CEM MIL RÉIS, valor recebido.
de 1º de Junho
de 1833.
100 100$ * CEM * 100$ * CEM * 100$ 100

100 One Hundred
Empire of Brazil
No. ____ 100$000
At the National Treasury you will pay bearer of this the amount of One Hundred Thousand Réis, amount received.
Decree of June 1, 1833.
100 One Hundred

Engraver: Jacob Perkins


Blank, without printing.


Specimen (what is?)
Specimen note sample

Themes of this banknote
       (a) (b)
(1) View of the city of Recife, Pernambuco, in the first half of the 19th century.
(a) In the foreground the entrance to the port of Recife, with the Farol da Barra, which was built by Dom João VI and which was inaugurated in 1822; (b) In the background we have the Fort of São Francisco da Barra or Fort of Picão, among other names, originally built at the end of the 16th century or the beginning of the 17th century, having undergone several reforms and reconstructions, it was finally demolished in 1910, in the name of “progress”. From this view, only the Lighthouse and the ruins of the foundations of the Fort remain.
Perkins' print was probably inspired by a painting or print made between 1822 and 1834. Unfortunately, it is not located.

(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)  41 149 P# A207.1; One handwritten signature
ND (1835)  P# A207.2; One handwritten signature; With two cuts

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