Mexico 1882 5 centavos
This specimen is one of a type struck in Mexico 1882-83 along with similar one and two centavos pieces. It was an attempt to emulate the American introduction of small copper cents and copper-nickel five cent pieces and it was a flop. In 1886, the Mexico City mint resumed striking the old style silver five centavos.
Recorded mintage: 40,000,000 for 1882-83.
Specification: 5 g, copper-nickel, 20 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM 396.
- Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.
- Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.