Mexico 1879-Mo M 5 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Shown is an 1879MoM five centavos, of a type struck 1869-1897. This issue from Mexico City is among the more available dates and an 1879/8 overdate is noted. The SCWC prices it about three times the common date. Other mints include Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Alamos and Potosi.

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

Recorded Mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 398.7.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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