Coin Type 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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1955-1967 10 Centavos
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Mexico - 1955-1967 10 Centavos

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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Mexico region and specializes in 1955-1967 10 Centavos coins from coin category 10 Centavos . If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of the Mexico - 1955-1967 10 Centavos coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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Coin Type Coins
1955-1967 10 Centavos Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 4 Coins
Bronze : 22 Grams
Total Mass : 22 Grams

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Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 4 Coins: $0
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-19-2024
4 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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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
Reverse Designer:

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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