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RARE ORIGINAL FIRST BANKNOTE OF PORTUGAL MONEY 1799-20 000 REIS- P31 -D.Pedro IV

$285.00

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RARE ORIGINAL FIRST BANKNOTE OF PORTUGAL DATED 1799

With bank stamps on the rear , as shown in the scans , 1800,1801,1809,1811 - Counterstamped by Supporters of the King of Portugal ,  Dom Pedro IV .

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Some history on these notes - After King Joao VI of Portugal died in 1826 , there was a bitter war of succession between his official heir Pedro IV and his younger son Miguel 1 . It became known as the War of the Two Brothers .
Banknotes became part of this story as supporters of Pedro and Miguel took circulating banknotes and overprinted them in red with the appropriate name . These notes that they used were originally issued in the 1790´s are were the first banknotes of Portugal .

They were in circulation for over 50 years and each time they went to the bank they were stamped on the back as shown in the scans and reissued .

The note for sale is with the RED Overprint - Dom Pedro IV - P31 . who eventually won this "war" .

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