Mexico:20 Centavos 1920, 1935


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1920 & 1935
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Weight: 15 grams
Total Series Mintage: 24,835,000
1920 Mintage: 4,835,000
1935 Mintage: 20,000,000
Obverse Design: National Arms
Reverse Design: 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 a wreath tied off with a bow at the bottom, the denomination “20C” within and year of issue at the top. All coins were minted at the Mexico City Mint and display a “Mo” mint mark just below the bow.

Obverse Reverse

General Market Notes

Of the two years minted, the 1920 issue is the more expensive of the two due to its lower mintage. It is hard to go wrong with acquiring an example from either year. Being a two year only issue, these coins are always in demand and sell quickly when available at a fair price.

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