Mexico 1905-Mo 2 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
from the Mountain Groan Collection

This specimen is an example of a type struck 1905-41 at Mexico City. The last branch mints, Zacatecas and Culiacan, were closed in 1905 and all official Mexican coinage since has borne the Mexico City mintmark ("M" or "Mo"). In 1905, the coinage was overhauled and all new types were introduced, including new one, five, ten, twenty and fifty centavos. This was the first two centavos issue since the failed copper-nickel experiment of 1882-83. This date is rare but most of the others are common. However, after its production ended in 1941, mint authorities did not see fit to introduce a replacement and none of the denomination have been struck since.

Recorded mintage: 50,000.

Specification: 6 g, bronze, 25 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 419.

Source:

  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harris, Robert P., A Guide Book of Modern Latin American Coins, Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1966.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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