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 a circle. Above the design is the year of issue and the mint mark “M” for the Mexico City Mint.
General Market Notes
The key to the series is the 1912 issue with a mintage of only 420,000. Most examples can be had at an affordable price.