Mexico 1926-M centavo
This centavo is a slightly better date of its type which was struck 1905-49. As such, the type had the longest run of any coin type in twentieth century Mexico. This date is common; some of the earlier dates, such as 1915-22 and 1924-25, are scarce. Specimens with mint red are virtually unknown. 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: 5,000,000.
Specification: 3 g, bronze, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM 415.
- Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.