Mexico 1916-M centavo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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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 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.


  • 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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