Brazil 1912 500 reis KM-509

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Shown is a five hundred réis of the United States of Brazil, of a type struck 1912 only. It was accompanied by similar 1000 réis (KM 510) and 2000 réis. The prior type, with a plain reverse, was also struck in 1912 but is scarce. The denomination was abolished in 1942 with the reform of the coinage in that year.

Recorded mintage: unknown, including KM 506.

Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver, .144 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 509.


  • 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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