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10 Reals 2011, Brazil

in Krause book Number: 253
Years of issue: 2011
Edition: --
Signatures: Ministro da Fazenda: Guido Mantega, Presidente Do Banco Central Do Brasil: Alexandre Antonio Tombini
Serie: The second series of banknotes since 2010
Specimen of: 2010
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 x 65
Printer: Casa da Moeda do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro

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10 Reals 2011

Description

Watermark:

watermark

The Green-winged Macaw and denomination 10.

Avers:

10 Reals 2011

Efígie da República.

Revers:

10 Reals 2011

Ara chloroptera

The Green-winged Macaw (Ara chloropterus), also known as the Red-and-green Macaw, is a large mostly - red macaw of the Ara genus. This is the largest of the Ara genus, widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America.

On the right side are two Green-winged Macaws in the flight.

Comments:

Since 1986, Brazilian bank notes contain the words “Deus Seja Louvado” (God Be Praised). In 2012, a federal prosecutor from Sao Paulo sought a court order to force the central bank to replace the nation’s entire supply of paper currency with bills that do not display these words, arguing that Brazil is a secular state and that this phrase violates the rights of non-Christians and nonbelievers. The Bank responded by stating that the preamble to the Brazilian constitution explicitly states that the democracy was formed “under the protection of God”, and that the state, “not being atheist, anticlerical or antireligious, can legitimately make a reference to the existence of a higher being, a divinity, as long as, in doing so, it does not make an allusion to a specific religious doctrine.”