Coin Specifications

Region: Mexico  
Denomination: 10C  
Diameter: 23.5 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Bronze [100%] 5.5 (g)
Total Mass: 5.5 (g)

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Coin Type

1955-1967 10 Centavos

Mexico 1959 10 Centavos Coin Description

Mexico 1959 Mo 10 Centavos - Diez ( 10C ) - Obverse
Mexico 1959 Mo 10 Centavos - Diez ( 10C ) - Reverse

Coin Mass: 5.5 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 23.5 (mm)
Mint Year: 1959
Mint Mark: Mo
Coin Name: 10 Centavos - Diez
Coin Rating:
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Obscure Finds Coin Collection (OFCC) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:73.176 Mexico 1959 Mo 10C ) and has given the item a grade of UNGRADED with serial number of: | OFCC:73.176
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OFCC Serial: 73.176
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Years Minted: 1955-1967
Mint Marks: M
Denomination: 10C
Obverse Design: National arms, eagle left
Obverse Designer:
Reverse Design: Bust Left
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From 1947 to 1954 the Mexico City Mint produced no 10 centavos coinage but that would change with introduction of new coinage in 1955. The previous Aztec design was replaced with a tribute to Benito Juarez and coins were produced from 1955 to 1967 with a bronze composition but were issued intermittently for only 6 years during this period.

Benito Juarez was one of Mexico’s most notable political heroes similar to how Abraham Lincoln is viewed in the United States. Benito was president for five terms from 1858 to 1872 during Mexico’s most difficult period. He introduced social reforms that reduced Church powers and increased the power of Mexico’s citizens. Another interesting aspect was the he was of full-blooded Native American decent and the only full-blooded native to ever serve as president of Mexico.


The obverse design features the Mexican coat of arms, an eagle clutching a snake while it perches on a prickly pear cactus. On the outer periphery is the phrase “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” or as translated to English “United Mexican States”.

The reverse design features a bust image of Benito Juarez facing left. On the outer periphery is the denomination “DIEZ CENTAVOS” (Ten Centavos) as well as the year of issue and mint mark “Mo” for the Mexico City Mint.

General Market Notes

There are no rarities for the series and all examples are readily available. For a possible sleeper coin the 1955 issue deserves a look, with the lowest mintage of the series and being a first year issue coin give it potential but only in grades of brilliant uncirculated.

Year / Mintage
1955 1,818,000
1956 5,255,000
1957 11,925,000
1959 26,140,000
1966 5,873,000
1967 32,318,000

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