Overprints – Begginers Guide (9)

By Liliana E. González


This post is part of the book Beginner’s Guide To Collect Paper Money, check it out at Banknote Heaven.

Official printing added to a note for purpose of giving it a new value. It is usually done for an issuing authority to ‘revalue’ a country’s money in order to overcome extreme inflation. As a temporary measure while new notes are being printed and distributed, the existing notes are sometimes overprinted or stamped with a new value.

The banknote below has a face value of 10 Centavos overprinted on 100 Cruzeiros banknote: