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5 Reals 2006, Brazil

in Krause book Number: 252
Years of issue: 2006
Edition: --
Signatures: Ministro da Fazenda: Guido Mantega, Presidente Do Banco Central Do Brasil: Henrique de Campos Meirelles
Serie: The second series of banknotes since 2010
Specimen of: 2006
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 x 65
Printer: Casa da Moeda do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro

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5 Reals 2006

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Watermark:

watermark

Brazilian flag.

Avers:

5 Reals 2006

Efígie da República.

Revers:

5 Reals 2006

Great egret

The Great Egret (Ardea alba) also known as Common Egret, Large Egret or Great White Heron, is a large, widely distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized.

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.”