Mexico 1883 1 centavo

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This specimen is one of a type struck in Mexico 1882-83 along with similar two and five centavos pieces. It was an attempt to emulate the American introduction of small copper cents and copper-nickel five cent pieces and it was a flop. In 1886, the Mexico City mint resumed striking the old style large copper centavos.

Recorded mintage: 99,955,000 for 1882-83.

Specification: 2 g, copper-nickel, 16 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 392.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th 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.

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