Brazil 1938 500 reis

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Brazil 1938 500 reis rev 600.jpg

Shown is an aluminum bronze 500 réis of the United States of Brazil. This is one of a series of circulating commemoratives issued in the 1920's and 1930's which today form an interesting but inexpensive set. This particular one commemorates regent Feijo (fl. 1835-37) and was issued 1936-8. The denomination was abolished in 1942 with the reform of the coinage in that year.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: aluminum bronze, 5 g, 22 mm diameter, designed by Walter Toledo and Calmon Barreto.

Catalog reference: KM 540.


  • 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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