Mexico 1951 centavo
In 1949, the mint suspended the production of bronze centavos and in 1950 introduced this brass centavo of reduced weight. It was struck every year during 1950-69 and all dates are readily available altho assembling a set of unspotted specimens is a challenge. The superseding design (KM 418) was reduced to 1.5 grams.
Recorded mintage: 25,740,000.
Specification: 2 g, brass, 16 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 417.
- 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.
- Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.