Mexico 1921-M 20 centavos

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This silver twenty centavos was issued by the Mexico City mint 1920-43 after a temporary surge in the price of silver interrupted the issue of the previous type (KM 436). The "0.720" was added to the reverse to distinguish this type from earlier issues of 1905-19, which were .800 fine silver. The early dates (1920-21 and 1925) are fairly scarce in nice condition but the later issues are common. Many trade as bullion coins.

Recorded mintage: 6,160,000.

Specification: 3.33 g, .720 fine silver, .077 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 438.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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