Coin Type Specifications
Region: Mexico
Denomination: 5C
Diameter: 20.5 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [75%] 3 (g)
Nickel [25%] 1 (g)
Total Mass: 4 (g)

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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Mexico region and specializes in 1936-1942 - 5 Centavos - Aztec coins from coin category 5 Centavos . If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of the Mexico - 1936-1942 - 5 Centavos - Aztec coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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Coin Type Coins
1936-1942 - 5 Centavos - Aztec Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 1 Coins
Copper : 3 Grams
Nickel : 1 Grams
Total Mass : 4 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 3 g $0.014
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 1 g $0.010
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.024
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 1 Coins: $0.024
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-25-2024
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Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1936-1942
Mint Marks: Mo
Denomination: 5C
Obverse Design: National Emblem Lettering: ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Obverse Designer:
Reverse Design: Aztec Calendar with Date M 5 CENTAVOS inside
Reverse Designer:
Mexico: 5 Centavos 1936-1942 Aztec Calendar

In 1936, a new 5 centavos coin with a composition of copper-nickel was introduced as a replacement for the previous bronze 5 centavos coin that ran from 1914 to 1935.

Besides a different composition, the new coin was smaller in diameter (20.5 mm versus 28 mm) and all coins were minted at the Mexico City Mint from 1936 to 1942 but no coins were issued in 1939 & 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 “5 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.


Mexico 5 centavos 1936

Catawiki number: 3899625
Category: Coin
Description: Mexico 5 centavos 1936
Country: Mexico
Face value: 0,05 peso (5 centavos, 5 centésimos, 0.50 decimo)
Period: Mexico - Republic (1876-present)
Head of State:
Sort: Coin
Composition: Cupronickel (Cupronickel)
Gold- or silver content:
Weight: 4
Diameter: 20.5
Thickness: 1.6
Punch: Coin alignment
Shape: Round
Obverse: 1936 M 5 CENTAVOS
Edge: Plain
Privy mark: None
Mint mark: M (Mexico City)
Mintage: 46.700.000
Krause and Mishler Number: KM# 423


5 Centavos

KM# 423
Country Mexico
Years 1936-1942
Value 5 Centavos (0.05 MXP)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
Edge Smooth


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1936-1942
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 20.5 mm
Weight: 4 grams
Total Series Mintage: 129,000,000
Obverse Design: National Arms
Reverse Design: Denomination

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