Mexico 5-CENTAVOS (KM424)
Mexico 5-CENTAVOS (KM424)

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.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 25.5 mm
  • Composition: Bronze
  • CAT#: KM424

Obverse Legend

ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS

Reverse Legend

CINCO CENTAVOS

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