Currency of Brazil 5 Reals banknote 2010 Great Egret
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"5 REAIS" 5 REALS at bottom left and it also has a large numeral at upper right.
Reverse: Picture of a Great Egret (Casmerodius albus), long-legged wading bird (Family Ardeidae). Species representative of the fauna found in the Brazilian territory. Garça bird standing in swamp at right and Great Egret in flight at right. The bank name: "BANCO CENTRAL DO BRASIL" (Central Bank of Brazil) at upper left. The face value "5" at upper left & right and in words "CINCO REAIS" (FIVE 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: Great Egret and electrotype 5.
Puzzle number as registration device.
Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized 5 REAIS.
Dimensions: 128 mm x 65 mm.
Predominant color: Purple on multicolored underprint.
Printer: Casa da Moeda do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro.
Date of first issue: 29 July 2013.