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    The Brazilian Real ( sign: R$ ) is the present-day currency of Brazil and was also the currency during the period 1690 to 1942. When the first real circulated, the plural used was réis. The currently used plural form is reais, with the symbol R$ and ISO 4217 code BRL.


    BRAZIL 191Ac 1980 UNCIRCULATED OLD CRUZEIROS BANKNOTE NOTE CURRENCY PAPER MONEY
    BRAZIL 191Ac 1980 UNCIRCULATED OLD CRUZEIROS BANKNOTE NOTE CURRENCY PAPER MONEY
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    BRAZIL 229 1990 UNCIRCULATED MINT 200 CRUZEIROS BANKNOTE BILL NOTE PAPER MONEY
    BRAZIL 229 1990 UNCIRCULATED MINT 200 CRUZEIROS BANKNOTE BILL NOTE PAPER MONEY
    $0.80
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    NC Brasil 2 reais 2010 AA064979248
    NC Brasil 2 reais 2010 AA064979248
    $0.99
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    BRAZIL SET 3 PCS 1 2 5 REAIS P 244A 249 251 UNC
    BRAZIL SET 3 PCS 1 2 5 REAIS P 244A 249 251 UNC
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    NC Brasil 5 reais 2010 AA040216799
    NC Brasil 5 reais 2010 AA040216799
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    LOT 11 old notes from BRAZIL free shipping
    LOT 11 old notes from BRAZIL free shipping
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    BRAZIL  P 193c  10 CRUZEIROS  ND1979  UNC
    BRAZIL P 193c 10 CRUZEIROS ND1979 UNC
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    BRAZIL 5000 CRUZEIROS P182b VALOR LEGAL
    BRAZIL 5000 CRUZEIROS P182b VALOR LEGAL
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    BRAZIL 1000 CRUZEIROS P181 UNC VALOR LEGAL
    BRAZIL 1000 CRUZEIROS P181 UNC VALOR LEGAL
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    BRAZIL BRASIL Paper Money 20 Cruzeiros 1960 1970 UNC
    BRAZIL BRASIL Paper Money 20 Cruzeiros 1960 1970 UNC
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    BRAZIL 1 CRUZEIRO ND 1958 P150d UNC
    BRAZIL 1 CRUZEIRO ND 1958 P150d UNC
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    BRAZIL P163 200 CRUZEIROS UNC SCARCE
    BRAZIL P163 200 CRUZEIROS UNC SCARCE
    $190.00
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    BRAZIL 500 CRUZEIROS P172a UNC VALOR LEGAL
    BRAZIL 500 CRUZEIROS P172a UNC VALOR LEGAL
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    BRAZIL 200 CRUZEIROS P171a UNC VALOR LEGAL
    BRAZIL 200 CRUZEIROS P171a UNC VALOR LEGAL
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    BRAZIL 5 CRUZEIROS 1950 P 142 AU SCARCE HAND SIGNED
    BRAZIL 5 CRUZEIROS 1950 P 142 AU SCARCE HAND SIGNED
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    BRAZIL 200 CRUZEIROS P171b UNC VALOR LEGAL
    BRAZIL 200 CRUZEIROS P171b UNC VALOR LEGAL
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    BRAZIL 200 CRUZEIROS P171c UNC VALOR LEGAL
    BRAZIL 200 CRUZEIROS P171c UNC VALOR LEGAL
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    BRAZIL 500 CRUZEIROS P164a VALOR RECEBIDO
    BRAZIL 500 CRUZEIROS P164a VALOR RECEBIDO
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    BRAZIL 100 CRUZEIROS 1955 P 153d AU SCARCE VALOR RECEBIDO
    BRAZIL 100 CRUZEIROS 1955 P 153d AU SCARCE VALOR RECEBIDO
    $135.00
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    BRAZIL 10 CRUZEIROS 1943 P 135 UNC SCARCE HAND SIGNED
    BRAZIL 10 CRUZEIROS 1943 P 135 UNC SCARCE HAND SIGNED
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    BRAZIL 500 CRUZEIROS P164d UNC VALOR RECEBIDO
    BRAZIL 500 CRUZEIROS P164d UNC VALOR RECEBIDO
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    BRAZIL 100 CRUZEIROS 1950 P 153c AU SCARCE VALOR RECEBIDO
    BRAZIL 100 CRUZEIROS 1950 P 153c AU SCARCE VALOR RECEBIDO
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    BRAZIL 500 CRUZEIROS P164b VALOR RECEBIDO
    BRAZIL 500 CRUZEIROS P164b VALOR RECEBIDO
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    BRAZIL 100 CRUZEIROS P170b UNC VALOR LEGAL
    BRAZIL 100 CRUZEIROS P170b UNC VALOR LEGAL
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    Banknotes

    The earliest Brazilian paper money was issued between 1770 and 1793 by the Administracão Geral dos Diamantes (Royal Diamond Administration) to pay diamond prospectors. Various denominations were issued with the value written on at the time of issue. They circulated at face value and were convertible into coins. Notes were issued by various provinces between 1808 and 1857, in denominations of 37½, 75, 150, 300, 450, 500, 600, 10,000, 25,000, 50,000 and 100,000 réis.

    The first (private) Banco do Brazil was founded in 1808 and began issuing notes in 1810, in denominations of 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 20, 300 and 400 mil réis, with 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 20 mil réis added in 1813 and 1 and 2 mil réis in 1828. This bank closed in 1829.

    In 1833, the government issued copper exchange notes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 mil réis. These were followed, in 1835, by Treasury notes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 mil réis. 500 mil réis notes were added in 1874, with 1000 mil réis introduced in 1921. Treasury notes continued to be produced throughout the remaining period the real circulated and the final issues were overstamped to produce the first cruzeiro notes.

    Between 1850 and 1893, a number of private banks issued paper money in denominations between 10 and 500 mil réis. They included a later Banco do Brazil (1853-1890), the Banco do Maranhão (1857-1885) and the Banco da República dos Estados Unidos do Brasil (1890-1892).

    Regional governments issued paper money between 1892 and 1897. Denominations included 100, 200 and 500 réis and 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200 and 500 mil réis, with issues from Alagoas, Amazonas, Maranhão, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe.

    Between 1906 and 1910, the Caixa de Conversão issued notes in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 mil réis (1 conto de réis). In 1905, another Banco do Brazil was founded, which issued paper money between 1923 and 1942 in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 mil réis. From 1923, the name of the bank was altered to Banco do Brasil. In 1926, the Caixa de Estabilização issued gold notes in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 mil réis.

    Regional governments again issued paper money between 1924 and 1942. Denominations included 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 mil réis, with issues from Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo. The last "réis" banknotes were replaced by cruzeiro banknotes and withdrawn in 1955.

    The modern real (plural reais) was introduced on July 1, 1994, during the presidency of Itamar Franco, when Fernando Henrique Cardoso was the Minister of Finance, as part of a broader plan to stabilize the Brazilian economy, known as the Plano Real. It replaced the short-lived cruzeiro real.

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