2nd series

Technical features:
Face Value
R$
Diameter
mm
Weight
g
Thickness
mm
EdgeMaterial
0.01 17.00 2.43 1.65 plain Copper
plated steel
0.05 22.00 4.10 1.65 plain Copper
plated steel
0.10 20.00 4.80 2.23 serrated Bronze
plated steel
0.25 25.00 7.55 2.25 serrated Bronze
plated steel
0.50
(1998 to 2001)
23.00 9.25 2.85 legend * ORDEM E
PROGRESSO * BRASIL
Copper-nickel
0.50
(from 2002 on)
23.00 6.80 2.85 legend * ORDEM E
PROGRESSO * BRASIL
Stainless steel
1.00
(1998 to 2001)
27.00 7.84 1.95 Interrupted
serrations
Copper-nickel
(inner part) and
Alpaca (outer part)
1.00
(from 2002 on)
27.00 7.00 1.95 Interrupted
serrations
Stainless steel
(inner part) and
Bronze plated steel
(outer part)



1 cent - R$ 0.01
1 cent - Front

Front
Portrait of Pedro Álvares Cabral – Portuguese navigator who, on April 22nd, 1500, discovered Brazil -, surrounded by the inscription "BRASIL" and a vessel, symbolizing the Portuguese navigations.

1 centavo - Back

Back
On the left, background diagonal lines make the facial value prominent, followed by "CENTAVO" and the year of minting.



5 cents - R$ 0.05
5 cents - Front

Front
Portrait of Joaquim José da Silva Xavier (1746-1792), who was hanged due to his participation in the early independence movement, denominated Inconfidência Mineira. Nowadays, his is viewed as a hero and civic patron of Brazil. His image is surrounded by "BRASIL" and in the background, a triangle, symbol of the movement and a dove, symbol of freedom and peace.

5 cents - Back

Back
On the left, background diagonal lines make the facial value prominent, followed by "CENTAVOS" and the year of minting.



10 cents - R$ 0.10
10 cents - Front

Front
Portrait of D. Pedro I – proclaimer of the Independence, Brazil’s first monarch -, surrounded by "BRASIL" and by the scene allusive to Brazil’s proclamation of independence, on September 7th, 1822, in São Paulo state, on the bank of river Ipiranga.

10 cents - Back

Back
On the left, background diagonal lines make the facial value prominent, followed by "CENTAVOS" and the year of minting.



25 cents - R$ 0.25
25 cents - Front

Front
Portrait of Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca (1827-1892), - Republic proclaimer and Brazil’s first Republic president -, surrounded by the National Coat of Arms and "BRASIL".

25 cents - Back

Back
On the left, background diagonal lines make the facial value prominent, followed by "CENTAVOS" and the year of minting.



50 cents - R$ 0.50
50 cents - Front

Front
Portrait of José Maria da Silva Paranhos Júnior (1845-1912), Baron of Rio Branco – Brazilian statesman, diplomat and historian, considered the symbol of diplomacy in Brazil-, surrounded by "BRASIL" and by a scene allusive to the expansion of Brazil’s foreign policy and the solidification of the national borders.

50 cents - Back

Back
On the left, background diagonal lines make the facial value prominent, followed by "CENTAVOS" and the year of minting.



1 Real - R$ 1.00
1 Real - Front

Front
Portrait of the Republic in the inner part trespassing to the outer ring. This constitutes one of the safety elements of the coin. In the outer ring, there are a sample of marajoara art pattern and the legend "BRASIL".

1 Real - Back

Back
In the outer ring, there is a sample of marajoara art pattern. In the inner part, the sphere is overlapped by a sash, which together with the South Cross is allusive to the National flag, followed by "REAL" and the year of minting.


 
See also the commemorative versions of the 1 Real coin, allusive to the:
   Universal Declaration of Human Rights 50th Anniversary (1998).
   Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira 100th Anniversary (2002).
   40th Anniversary of the Banco Central do Brasil (2005).



Information on banknotes and coins of previous monetary standards to Real can be obtained in the Money Museum of Banco Central do Brasil.