1889 2nd Republic of Mexico Choice Uncirculated 1 Centavo


This is a very nice, choice brilliant uncirculated “Un Centavo” from the “Second Republic” of Mexico. It was struck at the Mexico City Mint in 1889 and has been well cared for ever since.

This coin has been professionally graded and authenticated by the most prestigious third party grading firm, the Professional Coin Grading Service or PCGS, as Mint State 64 Brown.

7.40 Grams. 25 Millimeter. Copper. Mintage: 19.970,000.

“Standard Catalog of World Coins” (1801-1900) by Krause-Mishler. #391.6.



Obverse: REPUBLICA MEXICANA • Eagle, with Snake in Beak, Standing on a Cactus. This, the National symbol of Mexico, stands for the Aztec legend that foretold they were to make a great empire in a marshy area where they would see a cactus with an eagle standing on it eating a snake. The site where this actually happened is now Mexico City.

Reverse: UN • CENTAVO • 1889 • Mexico City mint mark • Wreath.

A choice Brilliant Uncirculated specimen, not many exist in this state of preservation. The catalog only lists it up to MS60.

Note: Even though it has been professionally graded, that is only an opinion, and as grading is subjective, please see the pictures and judge for yourself.