Mexico 1-CENTAVO (KM417)
Mexico 1-CENTAVO (KM417)

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.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 16.1 mm
  • Composition: Brass
  • CAT#: KM417

Obverse Legend

ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS

Reverse Legend

1 C.

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