Mexico 5-CENTAVOS (KM424) 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.
This coin appeared from 1942 to 1955. Its earlier incarnation (KM425, 1936-1942) marked the first appearance of the eagle in profile. For some reason, Mexico's coins grow and shrink repeatedly. This is the second largest 5-centavo coin.
- Diameter: 25.5 mm
- Composition: Bronze
- CAT#: KM424