• 400 Réis 1938-1942, KM# 547, Brazil
  • 400 Réis 1938-1942, KM# 547, Brazil
Description

The 1942 issue has a yellow cast due to higher copper content.

Obverse

Bust of Getúlio Vargas left.

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas (19 April 1882 – 24 August 1954) was a Brazilian lawyer and politician, who served as President of Brazil during two periods: the first was from 1930-1945, when he served as interim president from 1930-1934, President from 1934-1937, and dictator from 1937-1945. After being overthrown in a 1945 coup, Vargas returned to power as the democratically elected president in 1951, serving until his suicide in 1954. Vargas led Brazil for 18 years, the longest of any President, and second in Brazilian history only to Emperor Pedro II among heads of state. He favored nationalism, industrialization, centralization, social welfare and populism – for the latter, Vargas won the nickname "The Father of the Poor".

GETULIO VARGAS

Reverse

Denomination above date within wreath.

BRASIL
400
RÉIS
1940

Edge

Smooth with indentations / scallops

400 Réis

KM# 547
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.44 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.66 mm
Shape -
Alignment Coin

Related coins

Cupronickel, 10.08 g, ⌀ 28 mm