Mexico 1881-Zs centavo

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from the San Dimas Collection
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This date from Zacatecas is not given a high value in the SCWC but is seldom seen. The minting of large size copper centavos was suspended in 1882 in favor of a small copper-nickel issue. When the new type was rejected by the populace, the old type was resumed in 1886. The SCWC records 1872-81 for this mint.

Recorded mintage: 1,200,000.

Specification: 8 g, copper, 25 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-391.8.


  • 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, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Meyer, Greg, The Republic One Centavo, 1841-1905, San Antonio, TX: Nopalitos Publishing, 2010.

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