Mexico 1921-Mo 2 centavos

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Goldberg sale 91. lot 3075
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This specimen was lot 3075 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $58.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 2 Centavos, 1921-Mo NGC MS64 BR. Republic. Lustrous. NGC graded MS-64 Brown." This specimen is an example of a type struck 1905-41 at Mexico City. 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 slightly scarce, especially in nice condition. 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: 4,275,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 419.


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  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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