Coin Type Specifications
Region: Mexico
Denomination: S20C
Diameter: 19 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Silver [72%] 2.399976 (g)
Copper [28%] 0.933324 (g)
Total Mass: 3.3333 (g)

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Mexico - 1920-1943 - 20 Silver Centavos

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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Mexico region and specializes in 1920-1943 - 20 Silver Centavos coins from coin category 20 Centavos . If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of the Mexico - 1920-1943 - 20 Silver Centavos coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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Coin Type Coins
1920-1943 - 20 Silver Centavos Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 1 Coins
Silver : 2.399976 Grams
Copper : 0.933324 Grams
Total Mass : 3.3333 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Silver $248.006 $17.010 $0.547 2.399976 g $1.313
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 0.933324 g $0.004
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $1.317
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins: $1.317
- Precious Metal prices updated on 11-25-2017
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Coin Type Description
This information is compiled/referenced data from around the web. Linked references within.
COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1920-1943
Mint Marks: Mo
Denomination: S20C
Obverse Design: National arms Lettering: ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Obverse Designer:
Reverse Design: Value and date within wreath with Liberty cap above Lettering: 20 CENTAVOS DATE
Reverse Designer:
1920-1943 - 20 Silver Centavos
KM# 438

Centavo is a Spanish and Portuguese word, derived from the Latin centum, meaning "one hundred", and the suffix -avo, meaning "portion" or "fraction". Centavo means, strictly, "one-hundredth". It is a fractional monetary unit, used to represent one hundredth of a basic monetary unit in many countries around the world.

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Mexico:20 Centavos Cap & Rays 1905-1943
Source: typesets.wikidot.com

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 Phrygian Cap with Rays which has long been symbolic of liberty free thinking on coinage. Below the design is a ¾ wreath with denomination “20 CENTAVOS” and date of issue above. In between the denomination is the mint mark “M” for the Mexico City Mint.

Year Mintage Proof Mintage Notes
1905 2,565,000 start of Type 1
1906 6,860,000
1907 9,435,000 includes straight and curved 7
1908 350,000 Key
1910 1,135,000
1911 1,150,000
1912 625,000 Semi-Key
1913 1,000,000
1914 1,500,000 end of Type 1
1919 4,155,000 start of Type 2
1920 3,710,000 reduced silver content
1921 6,160,000
1925 1,450,000
1926 1,465,000 includes 6 /5 over-date
1927 1,405,000
1928 3,630,000
1930 1,000,000
1933 2,500,000
1934 2,500,000
1935 2,460,000
1937 10,000,000
1939 8,800,000
1940 3,000,000
1941 5,740,000
1942 12,460,000
1943 3,955,000 end of Type 2

Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1905-1943
Number of Types: 2
Composition: 80% Silver (1905-1919), 72% Silver (1920-43)
Diameter: 22 mm (1905-1914), 19 mm (1919-43)
Weight: 5 grams .1286 oz of silver 1905-14,
3.625 grams .0932 oz of silver 1919,
3.333 grams .0772 oz of silver 1920-43
Total Series Mintage: 99,010,000
Type 1 Mintage: 24,620,000
Type 2 Mintage: 74,390,000
Obverse Design: National Arms
Reverse Design: Cap and Rays

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KM#438 20 Centavos
3.3333 g., 0.7200 Silver 0.0772oz ASW, 19 mm. Obv: National Arms Rev: Value and date within wealth with Liberty cap above Note: Mint Mark Mo.

DATES
1920
1921
1925
1926/5
1926
1927
1928
1930
1933
1934
1935
1937
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943

ISBN REF 1440231346, 9781440231346







20 Centavos Features
Source: en.numista.com

Country Mexico
Years 1920-1943
Value 20 Centavos (0.20 MXP)
Metal Silver (.720)
Weight 3.33 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
Edge Milled

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