1989-1994 | 1998-2013



1 Cruzado Novo on 1000 Cruzados, (1989)

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Front: Joaquim Machado (1839-1908), Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer, and advocate of monarchism

Back: Old Rio de Janeiro street scene


Old Postcard - Rio de Janeiro Street Scene

Old Postcard - Rio de Janeiro Street Scene

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5 Cruzados Novos on 5000 Cruzados, (1989)

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Front: Cândido Portinari (1903-1962), Brazilian painter

Back: Cândido Portinari painting


1,000 Cruzeiros, (1990)

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Front: Cândido Mariano de Silva Rondon (1865-1956), Brazilian explorer

Back: Two indian children and local food from Amazonia


5,000 Cruzeiros, (1993)

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Front: Antonio Carlos Gomes (1836-1896), African-Brazilian composer

Back: Carlos Gomes Monument in Italy


Carlos Gomes Monument

Carlos Gomes Monument

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500,000 Cruzeiros, (1993)

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Front: Mário de Andrade (1893-1945), Brazilian poet and novelist

Back: de Andrade teaching school children


1,000 Cruzeiros Reais, (1993)

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Front: "Parque" school; Anísio Teixeira (1990-1971), Brazilian lawyer, educator and writer

Back: Children and teachers

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5,000 Cruzeiros Reais, (1993)

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Front: Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes; Gaucho (cattle herder)

gaúcho is the main gentilic of the people from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Gaucho is an equivalent of the North American "cowboy".

Back: Gaucho on horseback roping steer




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10,000 Cruzeiros Reais, (1994) (Not Issued)

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The note was to be issued in 1994 but aborted when the monetary unit was changed to "Real" in July 1994.

Front: Rendeira (Lace Maker)

Back: Three generations of women working in the manufacture of lace

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50,000 Cruzeiros Reais, (1994)

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Front: Dancer; Baiana do Acaraje

Back: Baiana do Acaraje preparing food

Acarajé is a dish made from peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-fried in dendê (palm oil). It is found in the Nigerian and Brazilian cuisines. Acarajé are served on the streets by women who call themselves baiana do acarajé.


Baiana do Acaraje

Baiana do Acaraje

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1989-1994 | 1998-2013

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Brazil occupies half of the continent of South America, Portuguese established settlements there in 1500. It became an empire in 1822 and a republic in 1889. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Brazil.




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