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20 Mil Réis Thesouro Nacional; 7th print

Features

Country Brazil
Emperor Peter II (1831-1889)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1878
Value 20000 Réis (20000.000)
Currency Real (1799-1942)
Composition Paper
Size 195 × 85 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 1905
References P# A259,
  • 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# R048
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 yellow, in calcography and lithography.
On the left, oval medallion with the effigy of Dom Pedro II.
In the center, a female figure leaning on a pedestal containing the Arms of the Empire, with a landscape in the background with a partial view of Rio de Janeiro.
On the right, allegory of the Abertura dos Portos (Opening of the Ports).

Lettering:
20 VINTE VINTE 20
20 20
IMPERIO DO BRASIL
No
Thesouro Nacional
se pagará ao portador
desta a quantia de
VINTE MIL REIS
valor recebido
20 20
20 20

Translation:
Empire of Brasil
At the National Treasure will be paid to the bearer you give the amount of
Twenty Thousand Réis
Amount Received

Reverse

Sepia in calcography.
In the center, Armillary Sphere surrounded by a ring with 20 stars representing the 20 Provinces of the Empire. Surrounding the ring of stars, the caption "IMPERIO DO BRASIL", all flanked by the Arabic numeral "20". The whole body of the banknote decorated by Marajoara designs.

Lettering:
20 20
IMPERIO
DO BRASIL
American Bank Note Co. New York

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

Comments

Specimen (what is?)

Specimen note sample (P# A261s.1) © Titatus
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Specimen note sample (P# A261s.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 e Bourbon, Dom Pedro II (1825-1891), 2nd emperor of Brazil (1831-1889).
Dom Pedro II, emperor of Brazil.

      
(2) Female figure leaning on a pedestal containing the Arms of the Empire, with a landscape in the background with a partial view of Rio de Janeiro (center); allegory of the Abertura dos Portos (Opening of the Ports) (left).

      
(3) Coat of Arms of the Empire of Brazil.

       
(4) Armillary sphere.

      
(5) Example of Marajoara drawings.

Notes

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

Legislation
Decree of June 1, 1833.

Printer
American Bank Note Company
Chalcography.
Lithography.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1878)  P# A259; AI# R048; Series #1 - 10; Autographed; Letters A, B, C and D
ND (1878)  P# A259s.1; R048s; Specimen
ND (1878)  P# A259s.2; R048o; Specimen (Amostra)

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