Brazil 1939 2000 reis
Shown is an aluminum bronze 2000 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 president Floriano Peixoto (1839-95) and was issued 1939 only. No more of the denomination were issued prior to its abolition in 1942 with the reform of the coinage in that year.
Recorded mintage: 5,048,000.
Specification: aluminum bronze, 26 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 551.
- 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.