Brazil

Challenge: Identify building on back of Brazil 20,000-reais note of 1923

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Can anyone positively identify the building on the back of the 1923-dated note P116? SCWPM lists it as Monroe Palace, but it doesn't appear to match any views of said building that I could find online.

IDENTIFIED: The Palácio da Liberdade is a building in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, which was for several years the office of the government of Minas Gerais state.

Courtesy of Wesley Stel.

Brazil chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Brazil chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 30-page catalog covers notes issued by the Banco Central do Brasil (Central Bank of Brazil) from 1965 to present day. Published 11 October 2013.

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  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Brazil new 2- and 5-real notes confirmed

According to a Portuguese-language press release dated 29 July 2013, Banco Central do Brasil issued new 2-real and 5-real banknotes, thereby completing the second family of real notes.

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BCB B77 (PNL): 2 reais (US$1.05)
Blue and green. Front: Puzzle number as registration device; head of República. Back: TARTARUGA MARINHA (Eretmochelys imbricata, Hawksbill sea turtles) swimming among corals and starfish; puzzle number. No security thread. Watermark: Sea turtle and electrotype 2. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 121 x 65 mm.
a. 2010. Signature 42. Intro: 29.07.2013.

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BCB B78 (P252): 5 reais (US$2.65)
Purple and blue. Front: Puzzle number as registration device; head of República. Back (vertical): GARÇA (Casmerodius albus, great egret) bird standing in swamp; puzzle number. No security thread. Watermark: Egret and electrotype 5. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 128 x 65 mm.
a. 2010. Signature 42. Intro: 29.07.2013.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas and Thomas Augustsson.

Brazil new 10- and 20-real notes confirmed

According to an press release dated 20 July 2012, Brazil's central bank issued new 10- and 20-real banknotes on 23 July 2012. This series of notes will be complete when the 2- and 5-real notes are introduced in 2013.

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PNL 10 reais (US$4.90)
Red. Front: Plants; head of República. Back: Arara (macaw) bird. Solid security thread with demetalized 50 REAIS. Watermark: Macaw and electrotype 10. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 135 x 65 mm.
a. 2010. Intro: 23.07.2012. Signature Mantega/Tombini.

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PNL 20 reais (US$9.80)
Yellow and orange. Front: Plants; head of República. Back: Mico-Leão-Dourado (golden lion tamarin). Solid security thread with demetalized 20 REAIS. Watermark: Golden lion tamarin and electrotype 20. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 156 x 70 mm.
a. 2010. Intro: 23.07.2012. Signature Mantega/Tombini.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Laurence Matuck, Marco Antonio da Silva Freire, Rodrigo Spano, José Fabrício Macêdo, and Thomas Krause.

Brazil new signature 50-reis note confirmed


50 reais (US$29), 2010. New signature combination (Guido Mantega and Alexandre Tombini).

Courtesy of José Fabrício Macêdo (http://cedulasbrasileiras.blogspot.com).

Brazil new signature 100-reis note confirmed


100 reais (US$58), 2010. New signature combination (Guido Mantega and Alexandre Tombini).

Courtesy of José Fabrício Macêdo (http://cedulasbrasileiras.blogspot.com).

Brazil new signature 20-real note confirmed


20 reals (US$10.80), no date. Like P250, but new signatures (Guido Mantega, Ministro da Fazenda and Alexandre Antônio Tombini, Presidente do Banco Central do Brasil).

Courtesy of José Fabrício Macêdo.

Brazil new signature variety 50-real note reported


50 reals (US$27), 2010. Like new 50-real note issued 13.12.2010, but new signatures (Guido Mantega and Alexandre Antonio Tombini).

Additional information and images are requested so that this report can be confirmed.

Courtesy of www.banknoten.de.

Brazil new signature 5-real note confirmed


5 reais (US$3.15), no date. Like P252, but new signatures (Guido Mantega and Alexandre Antonio Tombini). Intro: 2011.

Courtesy of Alexandre Costa.

Brazil new 50- and 100-real notes confirmed


50 reais (US$29.45), 2010.
Brown and olive green. Front: Jungle plants; head of República. Back: Onça pintada (jaguar). Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 50 REAIS. Watermark: Jaguar and electrotype 50. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 149 x 70 mm. Signatures: minister of finance, Guido Mantega, and president of the bank, Henrique Meirelles. Intro: 13.12.2010.


100 reais (US$58.90), 2010.
Aqua and light blue. Front: Underwater plants and starfish; head of República; coral. Back: Garoupa (grouper) fish; coral. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 100 REAIS. Watermark: Grouper and electrotype 100. Printer: CASA DA MOEDA DO BRASIL. 156 x 70 mm. Signatures: minister of finance, Guido Mantega, and president of the bank, Henrique Meirelles. Intro: 13.12.2010.

For more information, check out this great interactive presentation (in Portuguese).

Courtesy of Marco Antonio da Silva Freire.

Brazil to issue new notes starting 12.12.2010












In a press release dated 3 February 2010, Banco Central do Brasil announced that it intends to issue a new family of paper notes starting with the 50- (US$27) and 100-real (US$55) denominations to be introduced in mid-2010, followed by the 10- ($5.50) and 20-real (U$11) notes in the first half of 2011, and concluding with the 2- (US$1.10) and 5-real (US$2.75) notes in the first half of 2012. During the transition to the new family, the current series will remain legal tender. The release date of the first two notes is now scheduled for 12 December 2010.

The new notes are dated, and will increase in size with the denomination. Along with tactile features, this will assist the sight-impaired in distinguishing between denominations. The notes bear the signatures of the minister of finance, Guido Mantega, and the president of the bank, Henrique Meirelles. The theme of the current family—an effigy of the Republic on the front and Brazilian animals on the back—will be maintained, but the graphics have been redesigned with a horizontal orientation and for enhanced security.

Additional information and images are requested.

Courtesy of Rafael Augusto Mattos Ferreira, Marco Antonio da Silva Freire, and Rui Manuel Palhares.

Brazil new signature 100-reais note confirmed


100 reais (US$41.85), ND. Like P247, but new signatures (Guido Mantega, MINISTRO DA FAZENDA; Henrique Meirelles, PRESCENTE DO BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL).

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net and Braz Lomonaco.