Brazil 1975 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is the first coin issued by Brazil as part of the F.A.O. series. Few South American countries issued F.A.O. coins but Brazil issued a large number of one, two and five centavos for F.A.O. in the 1975-78 period. A regular issue five centavos (KM 577.2) also exists for 1975. The coin's reverse features a zebu cow, a variety more resistant to tropical diseases.

Recorded mintage: 44,500,000.

Specification: stainless steel.

Catalog reference: KM 587.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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