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50 Reals 2010, Brazil

in Krause book Number: 255
Years of issue: 2010
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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50 Reals 2010

Description

Watermark:

watermark

The jaguar and denomination 50.

Avers:

50 Reals 2010

Efígie da República.

Revers:

50 Reals 2010

Panthera onca

The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only Panthera species found in the Americas. The jaguar is the third - largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The jaguar's present range extends from Southwestern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina.

On the right side is the hunting jaguar.

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.”