Mexico 1879-Do centavo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1879Do centavo rev 600.jpg

This specimen is one of a type struck in Mexico 1869-81 and 1886-97. Durango struck this type 1879-80 and 1891 only and all the dates are scarce in nice condition. Mexico City also struck centavos in 1879. No mintmasters' initials appear on the copper coinage.

Recorded mintage: 110,000.

Specification: 8 g, copper, 25 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 391.2.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Meyer, Greg, The Republic One Centavo, 1841-1905, San Antonio, TX: Nopalitos Publishing, 2010.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.

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