Brazil recalls tens of thousands of flawed 50 centavo coins

December 23, 2012 in Brazil Coins, Coins, World Coins

Published December 20, 2012, Associated press (

SAO PAULO –  Brazil’s Central Bank is recalling tens of thousands of 50 centavo (25 US cent) coins that were mistakenly embossed as 5 centavo pieces.

The bank says in a Thursday statement that a production flaw at the federal mint led to the circulation of 40,000 such coins.

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