Brazil 1909 40 reis

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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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). 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: 4,226,000, a common date.

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.
  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.

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