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  • 5 Centavos 1998-2021, KM# 648, Brazil
  • 5 Centavos 1998-2021, KM# 648, Brazil,
  • 5 Centavos 1998-2021, KM# 648, Brazil,
Obverse

Depicts Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, martyr of an early independence movement known as the Minas Conspiracy. The country name above, lines (1998-2007: 12 lines, 2007 - now: 13 lines) underneath the portrait. In the background, a triangle, symbol of the movement, and a dove, symbol of peace and freedom.

Joaquim José da Silva Xavier (1746–1792), known as Tiradentes, was a leading member of the Brazilian revolutionary movement known as the Inconfidência Mineira whose aim was full independence from the Portuguese colonial power and to create a Brazilian republic. When the plan was discovered, Tiradentes was arrested, tried and publicly hanged. Since the 19th century, he has been considered a national hero of Brazil and patron of the Military Police.

BRASIL
TIRADENTES

Reverse

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

5
CENTAVOS
20037

Edge

5 Centavos

KM# 648 Schön# 156
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Characteristics
Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 4.1 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 648, KM# 648.1
Mints
Casa da Moeda do Brasil (CMB)
Royal Dutch Mint (KNM)

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