• 50 Centavos 2002-2020, KM# 651a, Brazil
  • 50 Centavos 2002-2020, KM# 651a, Brazil
Obverse

Depicts José Paranhos, Jr., the Baron of Rio Branco, the country's most distinguished Minister of Foreign Affairs. In the background, an image of the country with ripples expanding outwards, representing the development of Brazil's foreign policy and the expansion and demarcation of the national borders.

José Maria da Silva Paranhos Jr., Baron of Rio Branco (1845–1912) was a Brazilian diplomat, geographer, historian, monarchist, politician and professor, considered to be the "father of Brazilian diplomacy". He was the son of statesman José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco. The Baron of Rio Branco was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, occupying its 34th chair from 1898 until his death in 1912. As a representative of Brazil, through his diplomacy, he managed to peacefully resolve all Brazil's border disputes with its South American neighbours.

BRASIL
RIO BRANCO

Reverse

Numerical denomination and date surrounded by geometric patterns, 3/4 globe and Southern Cross.

50
CENTAVOS
2002

Edge

* ORDEM E PROGRESSO * BRASIL

50 Centavos

KM# 651a Schön# 159a
Characteristics
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 7.81 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2.85 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 651a, KM# 651a.1
Mints
Casa da Moeda do Brasil (CMB)
Royal Dutch Mint (KNM)

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