Mexico 1920-M centavo

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This centavo is a better date of a type struck 1905-49. As such, the type had the longest run of any coin type in twentieth century Mexico. This date is the second rarest after the 1916. In 1950, the centavo was downsized and changed to brass (KM 417) in which form it was issued until 1973, long after it had ceased to have any purchasing power.

Recorded mintage: 1,433,000.

Specification: 3 g, bronze, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 415.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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