Currency of Brazil 100 Reals banknote 2010 Dusky grouper
Central Bank of Brazil - Banco Central do Brasil
Second Banknote Series, launched in December 2010
The theme of the current family of banknotes — an effigy of the Republic on the front and Brazilian animals on the back.
Obverse: Effigy of the Republic, portrayed as a sculpture. Underwater plants and starfish. The inscription: "REPÚBLICA FEDERATIVA DO BRASIL" (Federative Republic of Brazil) at upper center. The face value of the banknote"100 REAIS" 100 REALS at bottom left and it also has a large numeral at upper right.
Reverse: Brazil's Marine Life - Picture of a Dusky Grouper (Epinephelus marginatus) in coral reef, fish of the family Serranidae, and it is one of the most known found in the Brazilian coast. The bank name: "BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL" (Central Bank of Brazil) at upper left. The face value "100" at upper left & right and in words "CEM REAIS" (ONE HUNDRED REALS) at bottom right.
Signatures: Henrique de Campos Meirelles (MINISTRO DA FAZENDA - Minister of Finance) and Ilan Goldfajn (PRESIDENTE DO BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL - President of the Central Bank of Brazil).
Watermark: Dusky Grouper and electrotype 100.
Puzzle number as registration device.
Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 100 REAIS.
Dimensions: 156 x 70 mm.
Predominant color: Aqua and light blue on multicolored underprint.
Printer: Casa da Moeda do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.
Date of first issue: 13 December 2010.