Brazil 1965 10 cruzieros
In 1942, during the presidency of Getulio Vargas, the réis was dropped as a unit of currency after 400 years and the cruziero adopted. To mark the occasion, all new coins were released. The two cruzieros of 1942-56 (KM 559) was aluminum bronze but was switched to aluminum (shown here) for 1957-61. The cruziero itself survived only until 1967, the victim of uncontrolled inflation. This one year type is worthless in all grades.
Recorded mintage: 46,057,000.
Specification: 2.15 g, aluminum, 23.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 572.
- 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.