Brazil 1901 40 reis

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Brazil 1901 40 reis rev 600.jpg

Shown is a copper forty réis of the United States of Brazil, struck 1889-1912. It is accompanied by a similar twenty réis (KM 490). Despite the low mintage, it is catalogued as a common date. The forty réis, a descendant of the forty réis of colonial times, ceased production after 1912 and was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel fifty réis.

Recorded mintage: 525,000.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: KM 491.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.

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