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Mexico 5 and 10 Centavos  1864 to 1866
Mexico 5 and 10 Centavos 1864 to 1866

For a brief time between the first and second republics of Mexico, King Maximilian ruled the Mexican Empire, IMPERIO MEXICANO, and minted a few coins that are today highly sought by collectors. The silver 5 and 10 centavos are quite rare for small-denomination coins, and they command good collector premium.

It is very difficult to find Mexican Empire coins in well preserved condition. For that reason the price goes up rapidly as wear decreases. For coins with no scratches, stains, cleanings, nicks, gouges, and the like, the following catalog values apply:

5 CENTAVOS
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $350
5 centavos dated 1866G and 1864P are more rare, multiply these values by 6

10 CENTAVOS
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $350
10 centavos dated 1864P are more rare, double these values

Be sure to read our Terminology page so you can properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 13915 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Meredith P, Thu, 14-Mar-2013 15:39:45 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 16-Mar-2013 00:42:33 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 02-Mar-2015 02:34:00 GMT
Requester description: 1866 'IMPERIO MEXICANO' Eagle with Snake '10 CENT. 1866 N' surrounded by wreath, open at top.
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