Get to Know the Brazilian banknotes

This is the Second Series of Real. Learn to identify it.

See below the notes' details

Look at the Watermark

Hold the note up to the light and see the picture
of the animal and the value of the note in the clear area,
in shades ranging from pale to dark.

Feel the Raised Ink

Using your fingers, you can notice the raised print on some areas of the banknote. For example: on the front, on the inscription “REPÚBLICA FEDERATIVA DO BRASIL”, on the borders, and on the numbers indicating the values (for the R$10 and R$20 notes, only on the lower number on the left). For R$20, R$50 and R$100 notes, you can feel raised print also on the reverse: in the inscription “BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL”, on the animal and on the number indicating the value.

Discover the Latent Image

When the banknote is held horizontally
at eye level, in a lightened place, you can see
the value of the note in the indicated areas.

Look at the Security Thread

When you hold the note up to the light, the thread
that is embedded in the paper appears as a dark stripe,
where you can see the value of the note and the word REAIS.
Note that the line only features on R$10, 20, 50 and 100 banknotes.

Look at the See-Through Register

Irregular marks printed on the front and reverse sides
serve to create a complete and perfect value numeral
when the banknote is held up to the light.

Discover the Ultraviolet Fluorescence

When you put the note under ultraviolet light, its value appears in a bright number in the indicated area. The red serial number becomes yellow and spread bright violet fibers become visible on both sides of the note.