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Info Needed on Mexican 5 Centavos Mintage  
 

 
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 Posted 04/20/2017  9:53 pm Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found a 1950 Mexico 5 centavos at the Coinstar today and when looking it up on multiple sources, the total mintage is listed as 5.7M.

Then there's a note that says 5.6M were minted at Connecticut but were melted.

What mint would this be in Connecticut?

Also, does that mean a total pre-melt mintage of 11.3M or does that mean only 100,000 survived?

Any info would be appreciated!
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 Posted 04/21/2017  4:10 pm  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The going price for this coin indicates that the 5,700,000 mintage is correct.

If only 100,000 survived, the price would be quite a bit higher.

Connecticut might refer to the Waterbury Mint which the mint used from time to time.
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 Posted 04/22/2017  11:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joseph7420 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I found an error on the placement of where the comment of how many were melted on the Numista page of this coin, so I requested a modification. The referee for Mexico said that, instead of moving the comment, they would just remove it. Apparently there is a book called The Availability of 20th Century Mexican Coins, which says this type may have up to one million pieces out there.
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