Mexico 1915-M centavo KM-416

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Heritage sale 3010, part of lot 23011
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 23011 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), which sold for $546.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Modern Grouping of 18 High Grade Decimals, 1 Centavo to 1 Peso examples. Many AU and UNC. A lot to be carefully examined." This type was struck 1915 only during the Mexican Revolution while the Zapatistas controlled Mexico City. It is accompanied by a bronze two centavos. It is identical to the regular issue of 1905-49 (KM 415) except for the smaller diameter. Soon after, the Carrancistas recaptured the mint and demonetized this issue, leaving many in possession of a souvenir of the troubled time that could not be spent. The regular issue of 1915 is quite scarce.

Recorded mintage: 179,000.

Specification: bronze, 16 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 416.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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