Mexico 1864-M 10 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a common date of a series struck 1864 and 1866 at the Mexico City mint. This ten centavos piece replaced the silver one real struck since colonial times. Several transitional designs were issued 1863-70, including this one by the Maximilian regime (note the crown on the eagle's head). It, in turn, was replaced by a ten centavos piece with a redesigned reverse in 1869.

Specification: 2.71 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.078 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 386.1.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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