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  • 1 Centavo 1950-1969, KM# 417, Mexico
  • 1 Centavo 1950-1969, KM# 417, Mexico

Depicts the seal of the United Mexican States.

The Seal of the United Mexican States is a modified version of the national coat of arms, with the addition of the full official name of the country Estados Unidos Mexicanos, in a semi-circular accommodation in the upper part of the seal. Current and past Mexican peso coinage have had the seal engraved on the obverse of all denominations.

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).



Wheatear at center with leaves going to the sides. On top left numeral denomination, on right unit. At bottom left date, at right mint mark.

1 C.
1950 Mo


1 Centavo

KM# 417
Material Brass
Weight 2 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mexican Mint (Mo)

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