Mexico 1-CENTAVO (KM417)

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.

In 1950, the bronze centavo coin that had been issued since 1905 was replaced by this smaller brass version. It was issued until 1969. The eagle also switches to a profile that first appeared in 1936.

16.1 mm
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1 C.

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