Mexico 1868-Mo C 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a rare date of a series struck 1869-97 at the Mexico City mint. The date is unlisted in the SCWC and some consider it a pattern, tho most of the survivors are well worn, suggesting an issue meant for circulation. This five centavos piece replaced the "cap and rays" five centavos piece (KM 397) struck 1867-68. It, in turn, was replaced by a "slim eagle" five centavos piece (KM 400) in 1898.

See also the very rare 1868-Mo 10 centavos

Specification: 1.35 g, .903 fine silver, .039 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 398.7 (unlisted date).


  • 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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