Mexico 1922-Mo 2 centavos
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 rare. 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. The second specimen was lot 21222 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. 2 Centavos, 1922. PCGS EF-45 BN Secure Holder. RARE DATE. A prized and valuable coin in any condition, in this appealing lightly circulated grade the coin becomes highly desirable. Even chocolate brown color, both sides, and fully without problems."
Recorded mintage: unknown but the key date.
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.
- Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.