50 Centavos

50 Centavos - obverse50 Centavos - reverse

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Features

Issuer Mexico
Period United Mexican States/Mexican Republic (1823-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1983
Value 50 Centavos (0.50 MXP)
Currency Peso (1823-1992)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.90 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 15 November 1995
Number
N#
3951
References KM# 452,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 69
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Revised National Arms (Eagle on cactus facing left with snake in beak above wreath), with the inscription forming a semicircle above it.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS

Translation: United Mexican States

Reverse

Portrait of Cuauhtémoc facing left, with feather crown. Value around the top half. Monogram 'Mo' of the Mexico City Mint is in the feather crown with 'o' atop of the mintmark and under the bust with 'o' to the right of 'M' next to the date.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
· CINCUENTA CENTAVOS ·
Mo
Mo 1970

Translation:
· Fifty cents ·
Mo
Mo 1970

Edge

Reeded.

50 Centavos -  obverse

© Harryg (CC BY)

Mint

Mo Mexican Mint (Casa de Moneda de México), Mexico, Mexico (1535-date)

Comments

In 1970, the United States Mint in Denver manufactured 119,871,043 blank planchets to used in the minting of this coin.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1970 Mo 76 236 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.81 28%
1971 Mo 125 288 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.22 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.62 $ 1.10 31%
1972 Mo 16 000 000 $ 1.30 $ 1.90 $ 3.10 $ 4.70 7%
1975 Mo 177 958 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.39 $ 0.43 $ 0.62 $ 1.90 24% With dots
1975 Mo $ 0.10 $ 0.12 $ 0.18 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.75 $ 1.00 14% Without dots
1976 Mo 37 480 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.41 $ 0.97 $ 2.80 $ 4.80 13% With dots
1976 Mo $ 0.19 $ 0.23 $ 0.54 5% Without dots
1977 Mo 12 410 000 $ 1.00 $ 4.30 $ 13 $ 25 4%
1978 Mo 85 400 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.56 $ 0.56 17%
1979 Mo 229 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.40 $ 0.43 $ 0.43 $ 0.47 $ 0.49 $ 0.49 25% Round 2nd "9" in date
1979 Mo $ 0.62 $ 0.62 $ 0.62 $ 1.00 9% Square "9"'s in date
1980 Mo 89 978 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.32 $ 0.43 $ 1.30 10% Narrow date, square "9"
1980 Mo 178 188 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.12 $ 0.15 $ 0.43 $ 0.47 $ 0.49 $ 1.00 22% Wide date, round "9"
1981 Mo 142 212 000 $ 0.25 $ 1.20 8% Rectangular "9", narrow date
1981 Mo $ 0.10 $ 0.22 $ 0.33 $ 0.37 $ 0.50 $ 0.71 $ 1.30 10% Round "9", wide date
1982 Mo 45 474 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.41 $ 0.48 $ 1.50 8%
1983 Mo 90 318 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.27 $ 0.66 $ 0.66 $ 1.50 13%
1983 Mo 998 $ 43 0.6% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centavos
Katz
Auction 103
Lot 2403
Internet Archive
Dec 9, 2023 1972 Mo UNC USD 5.42
(EUR 5.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centavos
Katz
Auction 103
Lot 2404
Internet Archive
Dec 9, 2023 1977 Mo UNC USD 9.75
(EUR 9.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centavos
Katz
Auction 84
Lot 1246
Internet Archive
May 27, 2023 1977 Mo UNC USD 24.91
(EUR 23.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 May 7 The Silver Mesa Collection Showcase Auction 61310
Lot 24328
Internet Archive
May 7, 2023 1977 Mo UNC
(PCGS MS67)
USD 70.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 February 26 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 65162
Lot 98276
Internet Archive
Feb 26, 2023 1983 Mo – Proof UNC
(NGC PR69 Ultra Cameo)
USD 159.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centavos
Katz
Auction 103
Lot 2405
Internet Archive
Dec 9, 2023 Undetermined UNC Unsold
The lot includes several items.
Heritage Auctions
2023 March 19 Spotlight: Mexico World Coins Showcase Auction 61313
Lot 23299
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS65)
USD 312.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 March 19 Spotlight: Mexico World Coins Showcase Auction 61313
Lot 23298
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2023 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS66)
USD 204.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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