Mexico 1894-Zs Z 5 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
Mexico 1894Zs 5 centavos rev JS.jpg
from the San Dimas Collection
Mexico 1894Zo 5 centavos rev JS.jpg

Shown is an 1894ZsZ balance scale five centavos, of a type struck 1870-1897. This issue from Zacatecas is common. Other mints include Hermosillo, Mexico City, Durango, Culiacan, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Alamos and Potosi. A 1894"ZOZ" error exists (see the second specimen). The Zacatecas mint closed in 1905.

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

Recorded Mintage: 228,000.

Catalog reference: KM 398.10.


  • 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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