Brazil 200 Mil Reis banknote 1926

Brazil banknotes 200 Mil Reis note 1926 Efígie da República
Brazil banknotes 200 Mil Reis, Battle of Guararapes by Victor Meirelles
Brazil 200 Mil Reis banknote 1926 Republica Dos Estados Unidos Do Brasil
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 (1ª Estampa, Issued in 1926, this note was exchanged for gold ingots and coins, with the purpose of building a reserve to make Brazilian money stronger) 

Obverse: Allegorical Portrait of a Woman - Efígie da República at center. The Efígie da República (Portuguese for Effigy of the Republic) is used as a national personification, both in Brazil and in Portugal, symbolizing the Republic.
Reverse: The Battle of Guararapes by Victor Meirelles 1879, oil on canvas, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro.
Printed by American Bank Note Company, New York.

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Second Battle of Guararapes

   The Second Battle of Guararapes was the second and decisive battle in a conflict called Pernambucana Insurrection, between Dutch and Portuguese forces in 1649 at Jaboatão dos Guararapes in the state of Pernambuco, ending the Dutch occupation of the Portuguese colony of Brazil.

Though the Dutch West India Company fielded a larger, better equipped force, they suffered morale problems as most of their army was made up of mercenaries from Europe (primarily Germany) who felt no real passion for the war in Brazil, as opposed to the Natives and Portuguese settlers who considered Brazil to be their home and were fighting for a patriotic cause. The Dutch force was also unused to fighting in the dense jungle and humid conditions of the country, wearing thick, brightly coloured European clothing and heavy metal armour which inhibited their dexterity. Contemporary accounts describe Dutch troops at the battle as "pale and sickly". The Dutch army at Guararapes were armed with pikes, cannon and an assortment of bladed weapons. It is thought by historians that the use of short blades by the Dutch was an attempt to imitate previously successful Portuguese weaponry and tactics.
The Portuguese force was made up of an assortment of natives, blacks and whites who knew, and had experience fighting in, the difficult Brazilian terrain. They would weaken Dutch troops with fusillades of musketfire from behind trees, and then charge with mêlée weapons.
The Dutch had expected the enemy to march down the well established coastal roads, and thus formed a lines of defence covering these roads. However, the Portuguese force used a series of minor trails to reach Pernambuco, appearing out of the wetlands to the west and Guararapes Hills (from which the battle derived its name) and flanking the Dutch. After several hours of fighting, the Dutch retreated northwards to Recife, leaving their artillery behind. Following the Dutch retreat, the Portuguese army marched into Pernambuco.

Brazilian 200 Mil Reis Bank Notes

200 Mil Reis banknote 1926 Caxia de Estabilizacao