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The Cruzado Novo was the short-lived currency of Brazil between 15 January 1989 and 15 March 1990. It replaced the cruzado in the rate of 1000 cruzados = 1 cruzado novo. It had the symbol and the ISO 4217 code BRN. In 1990, the cruzado novo was renamed the (third) cruzeiro. This currency was subdivided in 100 centavos.

Brazilian cruzado novo
cruzado novo brasileiro  (Portuguese)
Brazil Portinari banknote obverse.jpg
A 5000 cruzado banknote overstamped as a 5 cruzados novos banknote
ISO 4217
CodeBRN
Denominations
Subunit
 1/100centavo
Pluralcruzados novos
SymbolNCz$
Banknotes
 Freq. used50, 100, 200, 500 cruzados novos
Coins
 Rarely used1, 5, 10, 20, 50 centavos
Demographics
User(s) Brazil
Issuance
Central bankCentral Bank of Brazil
 Websitewww.bc.gov.br
PrinterCasa da Moeda do Brasil
 Websitewww.casadamoeda.com.br
MintCasa da Moeda do Brasil
 Websitewww.casadamoeda.com.br

CoinsEdit

Stainless-steel coins were issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 50 centavos and 1 cruzado novo.

BanknotesEdit

The first banknotes were overprints on cruzado notes, in denominations of 1, 5 and 10 cruzados novos. Regular notes followed of the same year in denominations of 50, 100 and 200 cruzados novos, with the 500 cruzado novo note following in 1990. These banknotes were overprinted with the new name of the currency in 1990. In 1992, the 50 and 100 cruzado novo banknotes were withdrawn. The higher denominations were withdrawn in 1994.

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