Brazil 1967 centavo
This specimen is the first coin issued by Brazil as part of second reform of the currency in 1967, the first occurring in 1942 when the réis was dropped for the cruziero. Additional reforms would occur in 1986, 1989, 1990, 1993 and 1994 as military misrule compounded corruption, social inequality, foreign debt and urban violence. The issue of 1969 was thinner and lighter.
Recorded mintage: 100,246,000 plus more made in 1969.
Specification: 2.63 g, stainless steel, 17 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 575.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.