Brazil 1931 100 reis
Shown is a copper-nickel hundred réis of the United States of Brazil. This is the regular issue, struck 1918-35. Commemorative hundred réis were issued in the 1930's which, not surprisingly, are much easier to find in nice condition than this type. The hundred réis gradually shrank (KM 503, KM 518, KM 527, KM 536 and KM 544) until its abolition in 1942 with the reform of the coinage in that year.
Recorded mintage: 2,500,000.
Specification: copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 518.
- 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.