Obverse

Depicts coat of arms of Mexico with the inscription forming a semicircle above it.

The coat of arms depicts a Mexican golden eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus devouring a rattlesnake. To the people of Tenochtitlan this would have strong religious connotations, but to the Europeans, it would come to symbolize the triumph of good over evil (with the snake sometimes representative of the serpent in the Garden of Eden).

REPUBLICA MEXICANA

Reverse

The number one overlaying a cents sign within a wreath. Mintmark below the wreath.

1901

С

Edge

1 Centavo

KM# 394
Characteristics
Material Copper
Weight 2.61 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 394, KM# 394.1
Mints
Culiacán Mint (C)
Mexico City Mint (M)

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