Obverse

Deodoro bust at right, national arms at left.

Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca (5 August 1827 – 23 August 1892) was a Brazilian politician and military officer who served as the first President of Brazil. He took office after heading a military coup that deposed Emperor Pedro II and proclaimed the Republic in 1889, disestablishing the Empire, and stepped down little more than two years after his election in 1891, under great political pressure. He is therefore the first Brazilian President to have resigned from office.

The coat of arms consists of the central emblem surrounded by coffee (at the left) and tobacco (at the right) branches, which were important crops in Brazil at that time. In the blue circle in the center, the Southern Cross can be seen. The ring of 27 stars around it represents Brazil's 26 states and the Federal District. The blue ribbon contains the official name of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil — Federative Republic of Brazil) in its first line. In the second line, the date of the federative republic's establishment (November 15, 1889) is written.

BRASIL
DEODORO
REPUBLICA
15 de NOVEMBRO

Reverse

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

25
CENTAVOS
1998

Edge

25 Centavos

KM# 650 Schön# 158
Characteristics
Material Brass Plated Steel
Weight 7.55 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 650, KM# 650.1

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