Brazil 1976 20 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Brazil 1976 20 centavos rev 600.jpg

In 1942, during the presidency of Getulio Vargas, the réis was dropped as a unit of currency after 400 years and the cruziero adopted. The cruziero itself was replaced in 1967 by the "novo cruziero," worth 1000 old cruzieros. The "novo cruziero" lasted until 1985. This twenty centavos was struck in copper-nickel and stainless steel in large quantities 1967-79. It was accompanied by one, two, five, ten, fifty centavos and one cruzieros, all in stainless steel.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: stainless steel.

Catalog reference: KM 579.1a.


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

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