Mexico 1882 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is one of a type struck in Mexico 1882-83 along with similar one and two centavos pieces. It was an attempt to emulate the American introduction of small copper cents and copper-nickel five cent pieces and it was a flop. In 1886, the Mexico City mint resumed striking the old style silver five centavos.

Recorded mintage: 40,000,000 for 1882-83.

Specification: 5 g, copper-nickel, 20 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 396.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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