Mexico Chihuahua 5 Centavos  1914 and 1915
Mexico Chihuahua 5 Centavos 1914 and 1915

The Mexican Revolutionary war was a major armed struggle 1910-1920 that radically transformed Mexican politics and society. This war is of particular interest to numismatists (coin collectors) because it sparked many local mints into action, producing coinage in various denominations from 1 centavo to 1 and 2 pesos. This person's coin comes from the norther state of Chihuaha (like the little dog). Studying the Mexican Revolution through coinage is a sizable numismatic project, because hundreds of different coins were minted by 10 different Mexican States in many different metals.

The starbust and liberty cap is a popular design on Mexican cois. The annotation EJERCITO CONSTITUCIONALISTA means 'Constitutionalist Army.'

Values for this coin are difficult to pin-point. The common variety (shown in our picture) catalogs as follows:

worn: $4 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $32

There are several variations listed in coin catalogs, with small variations in pattern, design, and composition. A few of the variations are rare, and the value goes up accordingly.

If you have one of these coins, consult a good coin catalog (at the library, for instance) or find a knowledgable coin dealer or coin collector and ask.

Remember catalog values are inflated. Use our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 8927 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Sun, 02-Oct-2011 03:13:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 03-Dec-2013 03:55:37 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 27-Nov-2015 21:03:13 GMT
Requester description: 1914 republica mexicana chih ejercitoconstitucionalista
Tags: mexico chihuahua 5 centavos centavo meican mex mexicana mexicanos mecican mexio nexicana mexicano mexican centavow centanos centaos republica republic de chih repub repbulique republik repcblique repuika republ republicas republicia reipvblicae repubblica reublico republiove republiek repvbliqve republique rupublica repvbblica republika replucique rebublique repvblica replublica republicans republka repvblique repbublic starburst liberty cap hat rays ray sun ejercito constitucionalis constitution burst hood caps hooded beams radiating radiates raduate beam readiate radiate radiant sunrise sunshine sunset sunlight constitut constituted constitucion headdress


The Mexican Revolutionary war did not gain independence from Spain during the extended period of 1910 to 1917. Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1821. The revolutionary war of 1910-1917 ended the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz who had seized power in 1872. - Pedro De Los Santos
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