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Mexico 1, 2, and 5 Centavos  1905 to 1949
Mexico 1, 2, and 5 Centavos 1905 to 1949

The United States (Estados Unidos) of Mexico issued bronze 1, 2, and 5 centavos coins with this pattern between 1905 and 1949. Some 5 centavos coins from this time period look different than our picture. This page applies only to 1, 2, and 5 centavos coins that look like the picture to the left.

Here are some catalog values for these coins. These values apply to all dates, except as noted.

1 CENTAVO
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5
Later dates, after 1933 are worth less than these values
1 centavos dated 1905 catalog at $15 in well preserved condition
1 centavos dated 1915, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, and 1925 are more rare, cataloging about $40 in well preserved condition
1 centavos dated 1916 catalogs at $170 in well preserved condition

2 CENTAVOS
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $5
fully uncirculated: $20
2 centavos dated 1905 catalog at $500 in well preserved condition
2 centavos dated 1920, 1924, and 1935 catalog at $75 in well preserved condition
2 centavos dated 1922 catalog at (are you ready?) $1750 in well preserved condition
2 centavos dated 1935 catalog at $550 in well preserved condition

5 CENTAVOS
worn: $10 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $120
5 centavos dated 1915, 1920, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, and 1930 are worth one-quarter these values
5 centavos dated after 1931 are worth one-tenth these values
5 centavos dated 1917, and 1919 are worth four times these values
5 centavos dated 1931 catalog at $1500 in well preserved condition

These are inflated catalog values. Use our Important Terminology link to understand what 'catalog' means.

As you can see from the listings above, values of these coins vary widely based on specific dates. If you have a coin that is in good condition, it is best to seek out a knowledgeable collector or dealer for an in-person appraisal.

Coin: 514 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Dean, Tue, 19-May-2009 16:16:20 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 21-Dec-2012 15:38:55 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Fri, 21-Dec-2012 15:38:25 GMT
Requester description: 1912 On one side it says Estados Unidos Mexicanos with an Eagle shown holding a snake in its mouth. The other side has 1912 at the top and a C with a number 1 on top of it. It has a wreath on the outer side of the 1 cent.
Tags: mexico 1 2 5 centavos centavo centavow centanos centaos one estados unidos mexicanos an eagle snake mouth number wreath cent ones meican mex mexicana mecican mexio nexicana mexicano mexican numbering bird hawk falcon serpent cactus asps snakes asp

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