Mexico 5-CENTAVOS (KM426)
Mexico 5-CENTAVOS (KM426)

Mexico 5-CENTAVOS (KM426) 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 1954 to 1969. Once again, the 5 centavo coin changes in size in metal. The same coin was minted in copper-nickel (KM426a) in 1960, 1962, and 1965. The copper-nickel version is rare and can be worth hundreds of dollars.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 20.5 mm
  • Composition: Brass
  • CAT#: KM426

Obverse Legend

ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS

Reverse Legend

CINCO CENTAVOS

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