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50 Centavos

50 Centavos -  obverse 50 Centavos -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country Mexico (Estados Unidos)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1983
Value 50 Centavos (0.50 MXP)
Currency Peso (1905-1992)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.90 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 11-15-1995
References KM# 452,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 69
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering: ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS

Translation: United States of Mexico

Reverse

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

Lettering:
· CINCUENTA CENTAVOS ·
Mo
Mo 1970

Translation:
· Fifty cents ·
Mo
Mo 1970

Edge

Reeded.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1970 Mo 76,236,000 0.41 0.75
1971 Mo 125,288,000 0.40 0.45 0.63 0.98
1972 Mo 16,000,000
1975 Mo 177,958,000 0.45 1.52 With dots
1975 Mo 0.34 0.35 Without dots
1976 Mo 37,480,000 0.74 1.44 With dots
1976 Mo 0.20 0.49 Without dots
1977 Mo 12,410,000
1978 Mo 85,400,000 0.41 0.63
1979 Mo 229,000,000 0.47 0.68 0.78 Round 2nd "9" in date
1979 Mo 0.23 Square "9"'s in date
1980 Mo 89,978,000 0.32 Narrow date, square "9"
1980 Mo 178,188,000 0.17 0.41 0.53 Wide date, round "9"
1981 Mo 142,212,000 0.28 Rectangular "9", narrow date
1981 Mo 0.47 0.51 Round "9", wide date
1982 Mo 45,474,000
1983 Mo 90,318,000 0.48 0.95 1.16
1983 Mo 998 Proof

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