Currency of Brazil 2 Reals banknote 2010 Hawksbill Sea Turtle
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. The inscription: "REPÚBLICA FEDERATIVA DO BRASIL" (Federative Republic of Brazil) at upper center. The face value of the banknote"2 REAIS" 2 REALS at bottom left and it also has a large numeral at upper right.
Reverse: Picture of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), one of the five sea turtle species found in the Brazilian coast. TARTARUGA MARINHA - Hawksbill Sea Turtles swimming among corals and starfish. The bank name: "BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL" (Central Bank of Brazil) at upper left. The face value "2" at upper left & right and in words "DOIS REAIS" (TWO REALS) at bottom right.
Signatures: Guido Mantega (MINISTRO DA FAZENDA - Minister of Finance) and Alexandre Antonio Tombini (PRESIDENTE DO BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL - President of the Central Bank of Brazil).
Watermark: Hawksbill Sea Turtle and electrotype 2.
Puzzle number as registration device.
Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 100 REAIS.
Dimensions: 121 mm × 65 mm.
Predominant color: Aqua and light blue on multicolored underprint.
Printer: Casa da Moeda do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.
Date of first issue: 29 July 2013.