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ATTRACTIVE OLD UNCIRCULATED MEXICAN SILVER PESO

Mexico 1 Peso KM455This silver Peso was the workhorse of the Mexican economy from 1920 until 1945.  It was during this period that Mexico recovered from the upheavals of the Mexican Revolution and went on to establish new political and economic institutions. One side features the Mexican eagle on a cactus eating a snake.  The numerals “0.7 20”, indicating the silver content of the coin (.720 fine silver) is on either side of the head of the eagle.  The other side has the denomination within a wreath and a rayed liberty cap above.   The 34mm and contains .3857 troy ounces of silver.   We have a nice selection of this popular coin in Uncirculated condition dating from 1932 to 1945.
Item MX-1P455 MEXICO 1 PESO 1932-1945 (Joel's choice of dates) KM455 UNC. $16.00
Item MX-1P455x3 MEXICO 3 DIFFERENT DATES OF THE ABOVE 1 PESO (Joel's choice of dates) UNC. $45.00
Item MX-1P455-32 MEXICO 1 PESO 1932 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-33 MEXICO 1 PESO 1933 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-40 MEXICO 1 PESO 1940 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-43 MEXICO 1 PESO 1943 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-44 MEXICO 1 PESO 1944 KM455 UNC. $16.50
Item MX-1P455-45 MEXICO 1 PESO 1945 KM455 UNC. $16.50

UNCIRCULATED WORLD WAR II COINS OF MEXICO

Mexico 5 Centavos 1945 KM424World War II was a time of prosperity for Mexico.  Its minerals were much in demand for the war effort.  Many Mexicans went to the north to work in agriculture to cover for the shortage farm labor in the United States.  These Uncirculated 5 Centavos bronze 5 Centavos are dated 1944 and 1945, during the height of Mexico’s prosperity.  The 25.5mm bronze coins depict Josefa Ortiz De Dominguez, one of the hero’s of Mexico’s War of Independence.  Behind her head is the Mexico City mintmark.  The other side features Mexico’s national emblem of an eagle on a cactus eating a snake.  It is an attractive coin that is quite reasonably priced considering it is over 70 years old and still in it’s original mint condition.
Item MX-5C-44 MEXICO 5 CENTAVOS 1944 KM424 UNC. $ 2.00
Item MX-5C-45 MEXICO 5 CENTAVOS 1946 KM424 UNC. $ 2.00
Item MX-5C-BTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE MEXICAN 5 CENTAVOS, 1944 & 1945 UNC.$ 3.00



1950's MEXICAN SILVER COIN SET  

Mexico set of 3 silver coins 25 & 50 Centavos & 1 Peso, KM4443, KM449, KM457In 1950 Mexico introduced three new silver coins: a 1 Peso, 50 Centavos and 25 Centavos.  The coins were struck in .300 fine silver. Unlike the previous Mexican silver coin, the coins do not display their weight and fineness, possibly because they had such a low silver content.  The 1 Peso features Morelos, one of the leaders of the Mexican War of Independence.  It was struck only for a single year: 1950.  The coin 32mm coin contains .1286 troy ounces of silver.  The 50 Centavo depicted the last Aztec Emperor: Cuauhtemoc.  The 26mm coin contains .064 troy ounces of silver.  It was struck only two years, 1950 and 1951.  The 25 Centavos was re-introduced for the first time since 1892.  The design was based on that of the 19th Century 25 Centavos, featuring the “balance of justice”.  The 21.5mm coin contained .032 troy ounces of silver. It was issued only four years from 1950 to 1953.  The reverse of the coins feature the Mexican Eagle eating a snake on the obverse. 
Item MX-SET50 MEXICO 25 & 50 CENTAVOS & 1 PESO 1950-53 KM443, KM449 & KM457 VF-XF $9.50


SCARCE & ATTRACTIVE 1952 UNCIRCULATED MEXICAN COIN SET

MEXICO 1952 1, 5 AND 20 CENTAVOSThis Uncirculated set of three 1952 Mexican coins is both and attractive, and we can offer it at a very good price.  Included is the scarce bronze 20 Centavos.  With a mintage of less than 6.6 million, it is the lowest mintage of its series. It features the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan. A liberty cap is above the pyramid. The bronze 5 Centavos depicts Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez who was a supporter of Mexican independence from Spain and who helped the leaders of the independence movement elude capture.  It also has one of the lowest mintages in its series.  The brass 1 Centavo features three oat sprigs.  The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated, however may have minor carbon spots.  The set catalogs for $47.35 in BU, $34.90 in Uncirculated.  Our price is MUCH less.
Item MX-SET52 MEXICO 1, 5 & 20 CENTAVOS 1952 UNC. $15.00

ATTRACTIVE OLD MEXICAN COIN SET

Mexico 6 coin set: 1, 5, 10, 20, 25 & 50 Centavos 1959-1965This attractive six coin set from Mexico includes the following coins dating from 1959 to 1965: The 25mm copper-nickel 50 Centavos pictures Cuauhtemoc, the last emperor of the Aztec Empire.  The 23mm copper-nickel 25 Centavos is dated 1964.  The coin depicts Francisco Madero who served as President of Mexico from 1911 until he was assassinated in 1913.  The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan is on the 28.5mm bronze 20 Centavos. The 23.5mm bronze 10 Centavos depicts Benito Juarez. Juarez served five terms as President of Mexico between 1858 and 1872.  He helped overthrow the French sponsored Empire of Maximilian and restore the Republic of Mexico.  With a height of only 4 feet 6 inches (1.37m.) his was one of the shortest presidents in the world.  Josefa Ortiz De Dominguez is depicted on the 20.4mm brass 5 Centavos.  She assisted in Mexico’s War of Independence.  The 15mm brass 1 Centavos features three oat sprigs.  The obverse of all six coins depict Mexico’s national emblem of an eagle eating a snake.  The coins are Uncirculated from original mint bags, however some coins may be a bit toned or spotted, so we call them AU-UNC.
Item S-MX-SET6 MEXICO 6 COIN SET 1 CENTAVO - 50 CENTAVOS 1959-65 AU-UNC. $3.50



AZTEC BALL PLAYER ON MEXICAN OLYMPIC SILVER COIN 

Mexico 25 Pesos 1968 XIX Olympic Summer Games, KM465Mexico issued this silver 25 Pesos dated 1968 to celebrate the XIX Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City that year.  The coin depicts an Aztec or Mayan playing a Meso-American ball game called Ollamaliztli. Behind the player is the outline of the game court.  The game was played with a hard rubber ball that weighed as much as 9 pounds (4 kg.).  The ball was no allowed to touch the ground and was to be kept in play.  The goal was to knock the ball through one of two stone hoops without using hands. It rarely happened, so points could be scored or penalties given by other play as well.  It was a fast paced game in which players had to throw themselves against the surface of the court to keep the ball from hitting the ground. As might be expected injuries were common. The stakes were high due to extensive wagering (people would wager themselves or their children into slavery), and in some cases, the losing team would be sacrificed to the gods.  Beneath the ball player are the five interlocking Olympic rings.  The obverse features the Mexican eagle eating a snake.  The 38mm coin is struck in .720 fine silver and contains .5175 troy ounces of silver.
Item MX-25P MEXICO 25 PESOS 1968 OLYMPICS KM479 XF-AU $17.50
Item MX-25Px5 5 OF THE ABOVE MEXICO 25 PESOS 1968 OLYMPICS KM479 XF-AU $72.50


MEXICAN BANKNOTE SET  

Mexican currency set: 5 Pesos - 10000 Pesos, 1971-1991
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In 1969 the Banco de Mexico introduced a new series of banknotes featuring modern designs.   The colorful new notes featured Mexican heroes and architecture.   Inflation became a major problem, requiring ever higher denominations to be issued.  The series ended in 1992 when Mexico did a 1000 to 1 revaluation of their currency.  This 10 note set includes the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10,000 Peso notes issued in this period.  The first three notes featured heroes of the Mexican War of Independence.  The 5 Pesos note, dated 1971 depicts Josefa Ortiz de Dominquez (La Corregidora) on the front.   The back features the city of Queretaro where she lived and the famous Queretaro Aqueduct.  The Aqueduct was built between 1726 and 1738 by a wealthy Marquis, who according to legend, built it to show his love for a Nun which he knew he could never marry.  The 1977 10 Pesos depicts Mexican Catholic Priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.  The back features the Church of Dolores from which he issued his famous cry for Mexican Independence, thus instigating the revolt against Spain. The 1976 20 Pesos features Jose Morelos on the front and the Quetzalcoatl pyramid on the back.  Morelos was a priest who led the Mexican War of Independence after the execution of Hidalgo. The next four notes feature heroes of the 1910-1916 Mexican Revolution.  The 1981 50 Pesos depicts Benito Juarez on the front and a Zapotec Urn (Urna Zapoteca) on the back.  The front of the 1982 100 Pesos features Venustiano Carranza and the mural La Trinchera by revolutionary Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco.  The back depicts a Toltec stone figure used in human sacrifices. The 1984 500 Pesos features Francisco I Madero on the front the famous Aztec calendar stone on the back.  The 1985 1000 Pesos depicts 17th century scholar and nun Juana Inés de la Cruz (Sor Juana) on the front.  The back features Santo Domingo Plaza in Mexico City.  The 1989 2000 Pesos has Mexican writer Justo Sierra and the famous Library of the National Autonomous University of Mexico on the front.   The old University courtyard is on the back. The 1987 5000 Pesos features the six Heroic Cadets on the front and Mexico City's Chapultepec Castle on the back.  The teenage cadets died defending the Castle, which then served as Mexico’s Military Academy, against invading United States troops.  The 1991 10,000 Pesos depicts Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas and a petroleum refinery on the front.  Cardenas nationalized the Mexican oil industry during his term from 1934 and 1940.  The back features the Coyolxauhqui stone disk.  The disk was found during construction in Mexico City in 1978.  It depicts the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui dismembered.  All 10 notes grade Almost Uncirculated to Uncirculated.
Item PM-MX-SET10 MEXICO 10 NOTE SET: 5 - 10,000 PESOS 1971-1991 AU-UNC. $30.00




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