Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2013 Brazil 5 Centavos

Thought this was a Euro when I found it my change recently. Upon closer inspection I realized it was a five centavos coin from Brazil. South American countries have always copied the design of more powerful countries to use on there currency. They copied British, American, and now Euro designs throughout the centuries.


On the reverse is a design that looks a lot a 5 Euro Cent coin they have diagonal lines, a globe, stars, and a large 5.


Brazil like many third world countries tend to copy currency designs of more powerful countries or systems. First they copied Britain or Spain, then they copied American designs, and now they are firmly copying Euro designs. It is a way to seem more stable or make believe they are part of a stronger currency group.

The front has Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier or as he is known TIRADENTES. With the dove and geometric symbols behind him he looks like Jesus but he is not. Instead Tiradentes was a revolutionary leader who helped Brazil gain independence from Portugal.


Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Centavos / Brazil
Year: 2013
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Copper Plated Steel
Value: $0.07 in XF

Do you have any centavos from Brazil and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

6 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Aussie Kid said...

My new 2014 Australian $1 Silver proof coin for the 2013-2014 New Year arrived! Its so cool it has holographic fireworks that change colour in the light and has the symbol of the fireworks (The Open Eye (dont ask :P)) and weighs 1 ounce. Im so happy the it finally arrived as i bought it with christmas money and had had my eye on it for a long time xD

Man said...

My new 2014 Australian $1 Silver proof coin for the 2013-2014 New Year arrived!

Congrats it sounds cool.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Congrats for your blog. Very helpful information! Just wanted to share with you the information that the current designs on Brazilian coins have been around 1998. Euro coins are around since 2002. Check en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_real#Coins

Man said...

Just wanted to share with you the information that the current designs on Brazilian coins have been around 1998. Euro coins are around since 2002.

Thanks.

The Euro actually has been around since 1999 and the designs were around since 1996.
The final design was approved in May of 1997.

Brazilian designers were "inspired" by these designs.

http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/InformationWebsite.htm?http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/forum/

Alan Borges said...

Hi, my name is Alan and I like your blog. I found it while searching for information of one dollar bills 1988. I'm from Brazil and I will start collecting coins. I decided to talk to you because we can exchange currencies. If you want, of course =). Can I send coins of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 cents and 1 real. And in return you also send me coins of your country. I had this idea now. I don't know if someone already does this but it looks interesting. If it were possible to create a group to trade currencies with people from other countries (Canada, Spain, South Africa, Japan, China, etc ...) would be pretty cool because each would have different currencies simply by sending currency of their country by mail. What do you think? One of the rules could be: no sales, only exchange coins to increase your own collection.
* I'm still learning english :) sorry any error.

Man said...

Hi Alan,

I do not exchange currencies or trade.

If you want try at
CoinTalk.com
forums.collectors.com
coincommunity.com

All of them have trading sections, good luck.