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Metal reals and centavo - modern coins of Brazil

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  • Brazil, Federal Republic

  • Real
  • Brasilia
  • of 8 511 965 sq. km
  • Portuguese (state), Spanish, English, French
  • BR (BRA) 076

Monetary unit of Federal Republic of Brazil is the real which consists from 100 centavo. In the cash circulation there are coins of denomination 5, 10, 25, 50 centavo and 1 real.

The Modern real has been entered on July, 1st, 1994, during presidency of Itamar Franco, at Minister of Finance Fernando Enrike Kardozo, as a plan part on stabilisation of economy of Brazil, known as Plano Real. The new currency has replaced short-lived a cruzeiro (CR $). In reform has been switched on a conclusion from the circulation of a cruzeiro and the general replacement of notes was required.

In 1994 of denomination coins have been entered into 1, 5, 10, 25 both 50 centavo and 1 real. All of them have been executed from stainless steel. These coins remain a lawful legal tender, but since December, 23rd, 2003 are by degrees withdrawn from circulation by Central bank of Brazil. In 1998 the second series of coins has been entered. 1 and 5 centavo, coins 10 and 25 centavo from a brass-plated steel, a Copper-Nickel coin 50 centavo, and a bimetallic coin 1 real from a brass and a Copper-Nickel have been manufactured from a copper-plated steel of a coin.

Since 2002 a coin 50 centavo and the central part of a coin 1 real manufacture from stainless steel. In November, 2005, the Central bank has terminated production of coins 1 centavo, but existing continue to be a lawful legal tender. Retail prices are adjusted now to the proximate 5 or 10 centavo.

Nominal value: 25 centavo
Stamping: 2002
the Material: the Brass-plated steel
the Note:
the Obverse 25 centavo of Brazil the Reverse 25 centavo of Brazil
Nominal value: 50 centavo
Stamping: 2000
the Material: Stainless steel
the Note:
the Obverse 50 centavo of Brazil the Reverse 50 centavo of Brazil
Nominal value: 1 real
Stamping: 2002
the Material: the Center - stainless steel, a ring - a brass
the Note:
the Obverse 1 real of Brazil the Reverse 1 real of Brazil

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