Mexico: 10 Centavos 1992 - Present


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1992-present
Composition: Stainless Steel
Diameter: 17 mm
Weight: 2.03 grams
Total Series Mintage: still in production
Obverse Design: National Arms
Reverse Design: Denomination


The "Stability and Economic Growth Pact" in the early 1990's was an economic solution to solve Mexico's hyperinflation problems. A part of the pact required the debasement of old currency and the introduction of new currency. One of the smaller new denominations was the 10 centavos coinage, In 2002 the 5 centavos coin series would end and beginning in 2003 the 10 centavos coin would the current smallest denomination.


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 “10c” with the year of issue above and mint mark “Mo” (for the Mexico City Mint) below the design.

Obverse Reverse

General Market Notes

There are no rarities for the series and all examples are readily available.

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