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10-centavo coin

Design features

 

Type D
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round
Weight 1.755 grams
Edge

Sloted

canto ranura mon 10 ctvos D

ObverseMoneda tipo D de 10 centavos - anv

In the center field, the national shield with the inscription “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) along the top of the coin.

ReverseD_mon_10 ctvos - rev

In the center of the coin, the number ten “10” as the key motif and denoting face value; to its right the cent symbol “¢”; top center, the mint year; bottom center, the Mexican mint mark “M”; to the right, parallel to the edge, a stylized image of the “Ring of the Sacrifice of the Sun Stone.”

In circulation as of August 6, 2009.

 

Composition

Stainless steel alloy comprised of the following materials:

  • Between 16% and 18% (sixteen and eighteen percent) chrome;
  • 0.75% (seventy-five basis points) nickel, maximum;
  • 0.12% (twelve basis points) carbon, maximum;
  • 1% (one percent) silicon, maximum;
  • 1% (one percent) manganese, maximum;
  • 0.03% (three basis points) sulfur, maximum;
  • 0.04% (four basis points) phosphorus, maximum; and
  • The remainder, iron.