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The E-Sylum (4/11/2010)

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I know this will feel like déjà vu all over again, but now that I have some images I wanted to republish last week's announcement from Greg Meyer about his upcoming book on the Mexican Republic one centavo coin. Concerning the images, Greg writes: "I know they look backwards but the Mexican convention is that the side with 'Republica Mexicana' on it is the obverse." -Editor

Meyer Mexican One Centavo Cover I am putting the last wee bit of polish on a three year odyssey to document the one centavo series of the Mexican Republic, 1841-1905. I go into the history of the series beginning with the first patterns made to the vagaries of revolt, drought and disease on the various mint productions across the country. The book, The One Centavo of the Mexican Republic, will be available at the end of this April.

Mexico 1896 One Centavo It is 186 pages with black and white photos. All Dates and Mints are documented and only one Date/Mint is missing a picture from the series, the 1875 Alamos centavo which only survives as a single piece in the Bank of Mexico Museum. Collections from across the country and Mexico were visited and studied. A wide literature search of both articles and catalogs going back to the 1870's were examined and referenced by footnotes. A bibliography of referenced works is included as well as historiographic works and primary sources such as relevant decrees, laws and contemporary newspaper articles.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: NEW BOOK: THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC ONE CENTAVO, 1841-1905 (

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