Mexico 1950-Mo 25 centavos

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In 1946, the mint suspended the production of copper twenty centavos and in 1950 introduced this billon twenty-five centavos. It seems to have been an attempt to revive the balance scale quarter popular in the late nineteenth century but this base silver coin was a flop. Production terminated in 1953 and the twenty centavos resumed. All dates are readily available.

Recorded mintage: 77,060,000.

Specification: 3.33 g, .300 fine silver, 21.5 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 443.


  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 35th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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.

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