Mexico 10-CENTAVOS (KM432)
Mexico 10-CENTAVOS (KM432)

Mexico 10-CENTAVOS (KM432) 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.

After switching to a large bronze 10-centavos coin in 1919, returning to a silver piece in 1925, then resuming the bronze issue in 1935, Mexico split the difference in size with this copper-nickel coin in 1936. This issue lasted for 10 years.


  • Diameter: 23.5 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM432

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