Brazil to issue World Cup commemorative coins

Brazil World Cup commemorative coins

Handhout picture released on Dec 13, 2013 by the Central Bank of Brazil showing a 10 Reals gold coin (S$5.4), reading “Copa do Mundo da Fifa – Brasil 2014” (Fifa World Cup – Brazil 2014).

BRASILIA (AFP) – Brazil’s Central Bank on Friday announced plans to issue a set of nine commemorative coins for the 2014 World Cup.

The set, to be released on January 24, will comprise one gold coin, two in silver and six in an alloy of copper and nickel.

The gold coins weighing 4.4. grams will have a nominal value of 10 reais (S$5.4) but will be sold for 1180 reais.

It will represent the Cup trophy and a player scoring a goal. Some 5,000 will be minted, the bank said.

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