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500 Mil Réis Banco do Café; Mortgage bills

500 Mil Réis (Banco do Café; Mortgage bills) -  obverse500 Mil Réis (Banco do Café; Mortgage bills) -  reverse

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Features

Country Brazil
Type Local banknote
Year 1929
Value 500000 Réis (500000.000)
Currency Real (1799-1942)
Composition Paper
Size 183 × 88 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# S542
  • 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.

Obverse

Violet on sepia, in calcography and lithography.
In the center, allegorical image of two women representing Peace and Freedom, flanked by the numeral 500.

Lettering:
BRASIL
500 BANCO DO CAFÉ 500
O BANCO DO CAFÉ PAGARÁ Á VISTA DESTA LETRA HYPOTHECÁRIA AO PORTADOR CEM MIL REIS, POR MEIO DE SORTEIO, DE CONFORMIDADE COM OS DECRETOS Nº 169A DE 19 DE JANEIRO DE 1890 E Nº 370 DE 2 DE MAIO DE 1890, E MAIOS OS JUROS DE 7% AO ANNO, SEMESTRALMENTE, NOS MEZES DE JANEIRO E JULHO, EMQUANTO NÃO FÔR SORTEADA.
500 500
São Paulo, ____ DE __________________ DE 19___.
DIRECTOR DIRECTOR
500 QUINHENTOS MIL REIS 500
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY.

Translation:
Brazil
500 Bank of Coffee 500
The Bank of Coffee will pay at the sight of this mortgage letter to the carrier one hundred thousand Réis, through luck, in compliance with decree No. 169a of January 19, 1890 and No. 370 of May 2, 1890, and May the interest of 7 % per year, semiannually, in the middle of January and July, while it was not lucky.
500 500
São Paulo, ____ of __________________ of 19___.
Director Director
500 Five hundred thousand Réis 500
American Bank Note Company.

Reverse

Sepia, in lithography.
In the center, table containing forty coupons with values in Réis and payment months, topped by the caption BANCO DO CAFÉ - SÃO PAULO and topping the caption OS JUROS SERÃO PAGOS Á VISTA DESTA EM JANEIRO E JULHO DE CADA ANNO NA SÉDE E AGENCIAS DO BANCO DO CAFÉ.

Lettering:
BANCO DO CAFÉ - SÃO PAULO
OS JUROS SERÃO PAGOS Á VISTA DESTA EM JANEIRO E JULHO DE CADA ANNO NA SÉDE E AGENCIAS DO BANCO DO CAFÉ.
AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY.

Translation:
Bank of Coffee - São Paulo
Interest will be paid In cash in January and July each year at the Headquarters and Bank of the Bank Coffee.
American Bank Note Company.

Comments

Specimen (what is?)

Specimen note sample

Themes of this banknote
       
(1) Allegorical image of two women representing Peace and Freedom.

       
(2) Old Banco do Café building, where the Coffee Museum now operates.

Notes
All printed in September 1929


To know more... Republic of the United States of Brazil (1st Republic) and Réis (Rs).

Legislation
Decree 169A of January 19, 1890 and Decree 370 of May 2, 1890

Printer
American Bank Note Company

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1929)  20,000 P# S542a; Proof
ND (1929)  P# S542s; Specimen

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