Mexico 1-CENTAVO (KM417) Northern Caracara
The Golden Eagle is the official bird and symbol of Mexico, and its imagery dates back to pre-Colombian codices of the Aztecs. However, it is very likely that the actual bird is the Northern Caracara, a falcon.
In 1950, the bronze centavo coin that had been issued since 1905 was replaced by this smaller brass version. It was issued until 1969. The eagle also switches to a profile that first appeared in 1936.
- Diameter: 16.1 mm
- Composition: Brass
- CAT#: KM417