Mexico 1896-Mo B 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 1896MoB balance scale five centavos, of a type struck 1869-1897. This issue from Mexico City is among the more available dates, though it does not often appear so nice. The SCWC prices it as a 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.

Mintage: 80,000.

Catalog reference: KM 398.7.


  • 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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