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This specimen is a scarce date of a series struck 1905-49 at the Mexico City mint.  As such, the type had the longest run of any coin type in twentieth century Mexico. This date is the second rarest after the 1916. In 1950, the centavo was downsized and changed to brass (KM 417) in which form it was issued until 1973, long after it had ceased to have any purchasing power.  
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This specimen is a scarce date of a series struck 1905-49 at the Mexico City mint.  As such, the type had the longest run of any coin type in twentieth century Mexico. The next issue of centavos was in [[Mexico 1920-M centavo|1920]]. In 1950, the centavo was downsized and changed to brass (KM 417) in which form it was issued until 1973, long after it had ceased to have any purchasing power.  
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' 500,000, the lowest mintage date.
 
''Recorded mintage:'' 500,000, the lowest mintage date.
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* [[Mexico 1914-M centavo|1914 centavo]]
 
* [[Mexico 1914-M centavo|1914 centavo]]
 
* [[Mexico 1915-M centavo KM-416|1915 centavo]]
 
* [[Mexico 1915-M centavo KM-416|1915 centavo]]
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* [[Mexico 1916-Mo 5 centavos]]
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* [[Mexico 1916-M 50 centavos]]
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* [[Oaxaca 1916 60 pesos]]
 
* [[Mexico 1920-M centavo|1920 centavo]]
 
* [[Mexico 1920-M centavo|1920 centavo]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1916]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1916]]

Revision as of 19:51, 3 January 2014

from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1916 centavo rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen is a scarce date of a series struck 1905-49 at the Mexico City mint. As such, the type had the longest run of any coin type in twentieth century Mexico. The next issue of centavos was in 1920. In 1950, the centavo was downsized and changed to brass (KM 417) in which form it was issued until 1973, long after it had ceased to have any purchasing power.

Recorded mintage: 500,000, the lowest mintage date.

Specification: 3 g, bronze, 20 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 415.

Source:

  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harris, Robert P., A Guide Book of Modern Latin American Coins, Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1966.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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