Brazil 2007 5 centavos
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. Further currency "reforms" occurred in 1986, 1989, 1990, 1993 and 1994. The last one, the reais, seems to have stuck as it is still in use. The five centavos shown, featuring martyred rebel Tiradentes, has been struck since 1998. This date is common.
Recorded mintage: 403,968,000.
Specification: 4.10 g, copper-plated steel, 22 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 648.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016..