Brazil 1975 centavo
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 one centavo (KM 575.2) also exists for 1975. The coin's reverse features sugar cane, not a food crop as such but a major export product for Brazil.
Recorded mintage: 31,700,000.
Specification: stainless steel.
Catalog reference: KM 585.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.