Mexico 1881-Zs S 5 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
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Shown is an 1881ZsS five centavos, of a type struck 1870-97. This issue from Zacatecas is fairly common. Other mints include Alamos, Culiacan, Durango, Guanajuato, Chihuahua, Hermosillo, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and Potosi. No silver five centavos were struck 1882-85.

Specification: 1.35 g, .903 fine silver, .039 troy oz ASW.

Recorded Mintage: 210,000.

Catalog reference: KM 398.10.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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