Coin Type Specifications
Region: Mexico
Denomination: 10C
Diameter: 23.5 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [75%] 4.125 (g)
Nickel [25%] 1.375 (g)
Total Mass: 5.5 (g)

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1936-1946 - 10 Centavos Aztec Calendar
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Coin Type Coins
1936-1946 - 10 Centavos Aztec Calendar Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 3 Coins
Copper : 12.375 Grams
Nickel : 4.125 Grams
Total Mass : 16.5 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 4.125 g $0.019
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 1.375 g $0.014
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.033
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 3 Coins: $0.098
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-25-2024
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Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1936-1946
Mint Marks: Mo
Denomination: 10C
Obverse Design: Hooked Eagle Design Lettering: ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Obverse Designer: Francisco Eppens Helguera
Reverse Design: Reverse Aztec Calendar Lettering: 1939 M 10 CENTAVOS
Reverse Designer: Francisco Eppens Helguera
1936-1946 - 10 Centavos - Aztec Calendar

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

The Aztec calendar

The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica.

The calendar consisted of a 365-day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). These two cycles together formed a 52-year "century," sometimes called the "calendar round". The xiuhpohualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tonalpohualli is considered to be the sacred calendar.

The calendric year may have begun at some point in the distant past with the first appearance of the Pleiades (Tianquiztli) asterism in the east immediately before the dawn light.[1] (See heliacal rising.) But due to the precession of the Earth's axis, it fell out of favor to a more constant reference point such as a solstice or equinox. Early Spanish chroniclers recorded it being celebrated in proximity with the Spring equinox.


Mexico: 10 Centavos 1936-1946 Aztec Calendar

In 1936, a new 10 centavos coin with a composition of copper-nickel was introduced as a replacement for the previous larger bronze 10 centavos coin and smaller 10 centavos silver coin which were both circulating at the same time.

All coins were minted at the Mexico City Mint from 1936 to 1946 but no coins were issued in 1941.

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 the denomination “10 CENTAVOS” within the Aztec Stone Calendar. Above the denomination is the year of issue. All coins were minted at the Mexico City Mint and display an “M” mint mark in between the year of issue and denomination.

Year Mintage Proof Mintage Notes
1936 33,030,000
1937 3,000,000 Key
1938 3,650,000 Semi-key
1939 6,920,000
1940 12,300,000
1942 14,380,000
1945 9,558,000
1946 46,230,000


10 Centavos Features

KM# 432
Country Mexico
Years 1936-1946
Value 10 Centavos (0.10 MXP)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
Edge Smooth


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1936-1946
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 23.5 mm
Weight: 5.5 grams
Total Series Mintage: 129,068,000
Obverse Design: National Arms
Reverse Design: Denomination

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