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NEWRARE WOODEN MONEY FROM MEXICO

Trancoso Hacienda wooden token. Rulau, Latin American Tokens Zac-13Trancoso value 5 wooden Hacienda tokenThis wooden Hacienda token was issued by the Trancoso Hacienda in the 19th century.  The Trancoso was one of the largest and most important haciendas in Zacatecas state of Mexico. It was founded with Spanish land grants between 1670 and 1680 as a cattle ranch.  It covered over 55 square miles (145 sq.km.).  In the 19th century it became one of the largest wool exporters in Latin America. Like many haciendas of that era it a was engaged in wide range enterprises including growing grain, animal husbandry, a distillery and a church.  It fell on hard times after the 1910-1920 Mexican Revolution, resulting in violent conflicts between the owners and peasants. Eventually the land was expropriated and much of it given to families who lived on the Hacienda.  Today the municipality of Trancoso oversees what was the hacienda.   The church and the grand buildings that were part of the hacienda still stand, though many have been vandalized in recent years.  Most hacienda tokens are metal. This unusual piece was made of Mesquite wood.  It is about 26 to 28mm. One side is branded with Trancoso Hacienda's brand, the other side is blank.As was common for Hacienda tokens, it was denominated for a unit of work. This was for sheering one sheep.  Like many hacienda tokens, it circulated as money in the area.  It is an unusual and historic piece of money.  We also have a few much scarcer, slightly larger (28-30mm) tokens that are branded with a crude "5" on the back which were given for sheering five sheep.   
Item MX-TRANCOSO TRANCOSO WOODEN HACIENDA TOKEN, VF $24.00
Item MX-TRANCOSO5 TRANCOSO VALUE 5 WOODEN HACIENDA TOKEN, VF $55.00


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  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


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 not 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 SILVER 25 PESOS 1968 OLYMPICS KM479 UNC. $16.00




MEXICO SILVER 100 PESOS 

Mexico 100 Pesos 1977 KM583.2This attractive 1977 silver 100 Pesos coin features Jose Morelos on one side and the Mexican eagle eating a snake on a cactus on the other.   The weight and fineness of the coin is spelled out below the bust: "20 grams of pure silver, 720 Fine" Morelos was a Catholic Priest who took up leadership of the Mexican independence movement in 1811. Though he had no military training, he achieved a number of major military victories against the Spanish until he was captured and executed in 1815.  
Item MX-100P MEXICO SILVER 100 PESOS 1977 KM483.2 BU $20.00




MEXICO CELEBRATES 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS CONSTITUTION

Mexico 20 Pesos 2017 100th Anniversary of Constitution KM989Mexico celebrated the 100th anniversary of its 1917 Constitution with this 2017 bi-metallic 20 Pesos coin.  The document marked an end to the violent and chaotic Mexican Revolution.  It was a revolutionary document for the time, setting out social rights and serving as a model for the 1918 Russian Constitution and 1919 Weimar Constitution.  It severely restricted the Catholic Church, provided mandatory free education and included major labor reforms and land reforms.  The obverse depicts the original cover of the constitution and portrays Pastor Rouaix, Venustiano Carranza, Francisco J. M˙gica and Heriberto Jara.  The obverse depicts the Mexican arms which features an Eagle eating a snake. The 32mm coin has a copper-nickel center and a bras ring.
Item MX-20P-17 MEXICO 20 PESOS 2017 CONSTITUTION KM989 UNC. $6.00



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