20th Century 1 Centavo (Bronze) 1905-1949
When I first started to collect the 20th Century Mexico copper coins, the centavo series was one of my first pursuits primarily since there were so many dates that could be purchased cheaply in high grade. After starting this series, I quickly learned to appreciate a nice, full red specimen and quickly got hooked on getting as many of these coins, by date in high grade.
Although many from the series can easily be purchased in high grade (ex. 1940's), full red specimens are not that available for many dates and a brown or red-brown specimen is the best that most collectors will be able to attain.
Asides from color and tone, this series also boasts many varieties to include overdates (ex. 1924/3, 1927/6, 1942/1), wide & narrow date spacing (ex. 1906, 1911, 1914), planchet size (ex. 1915 large and small), as well as a plethora of repunched dates which is all too common in many of the 20th century Mexico coinage. All of these make for a real challenge, as well as pleasure to collect such a diverse series.
I want to also note that many of these varieties are not yet being attributed by NGC or other grading agencies, therefore you will want to keep on lookout for the varieties since they do exist although not yet noted in the Census or Registry sets.
Although this series has 8 NGC Registry Sets (as of 11/2018), I feel that these coins are still not that sought out or fully appreciated by many in the Mexico series. With that said, I also feel they are under valued and there are bargains to be found. This also means that there is a strong probability that there are still varieties waiting to be discovered.
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