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.
- Diameter: 20.5 mm
- Composition: Brass
- CAT#: KM426