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RARE 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,  Zac-13, VF $24.00
Item MX-TRANCOSO5 TRANCOSO VALUE 5 WOODEN HACIENDA TOKEN, VF $49.00



MEXICAN REVOLUTION CURRENCY

Mexican revolution banknotes
The Mexican Revolution was a series of civil wars lasting from 1910 until 1920 which transformed Mexican culture and government.  Due to the collapse and instability of a central government various revolutionaries and states issued their own currency.  One of our suppliers, who has been setting aside Mexican Revolution currency for years finally accumulated enough to make sets of these popular notes.  The exact notes in each set may vary.
Item PM-MX-REV8 8 DIFFERENT MEXICAN REVOLUTION NOTES F-VF $49.50



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  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 1945 KM424 UNC. $2.00
Item MX-5C-BTH BOTH OF THE ABOVE MEXICAN 5 CENTAVOS, 1944 & 1945 UNC.$ 3.00



MEXICAN BANKNOTE SET 

Mexico 8 note set: 5 Pesos - 2000 Pesos 1971-1985
In 1969 the Banco de Mexico introduced a new series of banknotes featuring modern designs depicting 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 8-note set includes the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, and 2000 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 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 50 Pesos depicts Benito Juarez. The front of the100 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 500 Pesos features Francisco I Madero on the front and the famous Aztec calendar stone on the back.  The 1985 1000 Pesos depicts 17th century scholar and nun Juana InÚs 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.
Item PM-MX-SET8 MEXICO 8 NOTE SET: 5 - 2000 PESOS BANKNOTES 1971-1985 UNC. $32.00




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 after sitting in storage for over half a century, so we call them AU-UNC.
Item MX-SET6 MEXICO 6 COIN SET 1 CENTAVO - 50 CENTAVOS 1959-65 AU-UNC. $3.50




NEWLAST MEXICAN SILVER PESO

Mexico 1 Peso 1967 10% silver coinThe silver Peso, also called an 8 Reales or Piece of Eight, was once one of the world's leading international currencies. It was the basis for the United States dollar.  In the 19th century the Mexican Peso widely used in trade with and in the Orient. By the 1960's, Mexico's inflation had reduced the 1 Peso coin, which was once struck in 90% silver down to a coin struck in 10% silver. Rising silver prices in the 1960's finally doomed the silver 1 Peso.  The last Mexican silver Peso was struck in 1967.  The 34.5mm, struck in an alloy of 10% silver, 10% nickel, 10% zinc and 70% copper and contained .0514 troy ounces of silver.  The zinc and nickel were needed to help make the coins look silvery.  Jose Morelos, one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution is one side and the Mexican Eagle and Snake coat of arms is on the other.  We have the 1967 Peso in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, as well as mixed date lots in circulated condition.
Item MX-1P67 MEXICO 1 PESO 1967 KM459 BU $5.00
Item MX-1P67x5 5 of the above MEXICO 1 PESO 1967 KM459 BU $20.00
Item MX-1P-CIRC MEXICO 1 PESO 1957-67, RANDOM DATE, KM459 CIRCULATED (F-XF) $3.00
Item MX-1P-CIRCx5 5 OF THE ABOVE MEXICO 1 PESO 1957-67 CIRCULATED $9.95



ATTRACTIVE MEXICAN COIN SET INCLUDES 4 BI-METALLICS

Mexico 8 coin set: 5 Centavos - 10 PesosThis eight coin set includes Mexico's current circulating coins.  Included are the 5, 10, 20 and 50 Centavos and the 1, 2, 5 and 10 Pesos dating from 2002 to 2015.  All four of the Peso coins are bimetallics.  One side of the coin features the denomination and elements from traditional Aztec or other native cultures.  The 10 Peso depicts Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god.  The other side features the national arms featuring an eagle eating a snake, a design based on an ancient Aztec legend.  The four low denominations are difficult to find.  Their minimal buying power means they rarely circulate.
Item S-MX-SET8 MEXICO 8 COIN SET 5 CENTAVOS - 10 PESOS, 2002-15 BU $9.75



HISTORIC MEXICAN BANKNOTE SET

Mexico 100 Pesos note, 100th Anniversary of Mexican Revolution P128Mexico 200 Pesos note, 200th Anniversary of Mexican IndependenceSet of Mexico 2010 banknotes: 100th Anniversary of Mexican Revolution 100 Pesos, 200th Anniversary of Mexican Independence
Mexico issued special banknotes for the 2010 centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the bi-centennial of their independence from Spain.   The Polymer 100 Peso note for the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution features a steam locomotive that carried troops on the front.  The back depicts soldiers in David Alfaro Siqueiros' mural "Del Porfirismo a la Revolucion".  The paper 200 Peso for the 200th anniversary of independence pictures Miguel Hidalgo holding a banner on the front and the Angel of Independence on the back.  Both notes with matching serial numbers are housed together in a colorful, descriptive folder (in Spanish) produced by the Banco de Mexico.  It is an attractive and historic set.
Item PM-MX-SET2 MEXICO 100 & 200 PESOS NOTES (2010) P128 & P129 matching serial numbers in folder, UNC. $45.00




MEXICO CELEBRATES 500th ANNIVERSARY OF VERACRUZ

Mexico 20 Pesos 12-sided bi-metallic coin, 2019 500th Anniversary of VeracruzMexico commemorated the 500th anniversary of the founding of the port and city of Veracruz with this 2019 dated this 12-sided, 30mm, bi-metallic 20 Peso coin.  The city was founded in 1519 by Hernando (Hernan) Cortes prior to conquering the Aztec Empire. The coin depicts a 16th century sailing ship, the Old Municipal Palace and a latent image with the numeral "20".  The obverse of the coin depicts the Mexican eagle and snake coat-of-arms.
Item MX-20P-VERACRUZ19 MEXICO 20 PESOS 2019 VERACRUZ KM991 UNC. $7.00




BICENTENNIAL OF THE MEXICAN NAVY

Mexico 20 Pesos 12-sided bi-metallic coin, 2021 Bicentennial of NavyMexico celebrated the 200th anniversary of their Navy with this 12-sided, 30mm, bi-metallic 20 Peso coin.  The coin depicts the schooner Iguala which in 1822 was the first ship to hoist the Mexican flag. Also depicted is Lieutenant JosÚ Antonio de Medina Miranda, who was the first commander of what is now the Mexican Navy; and the long range ocean patrol ship Patrulla which was launched in 2018. Above is a latent image of an anchor.   Below are the dates "1821" "2021" separated by the denomination.  The obverse of the coin depicts the Mexican eagle and snake coat-of-arms.
Item MX-20P-NAVY21 MEXICO 20 PESOS 2021 NAVY BICENTENNIAL KM1000 UNC. $7.00



AWARD WINNING 2021 MEXICAN 20 PESO NOTE

Mexico 20 Pesos 2021 banknote
Mexico issued this amazing, award winning 20 Peso note in 2021 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the nation's independence. It won the Best New Commemorative Banknote at the 2021 High Security Printing Conference.   The front, which is in horizontal format, features The Army of the Three Guarantees peacefully entering Mexico City, the flag of the Army and the current Mexican flag.  The back is in vertical format.  It depicts a crocodile and a chocolate heron in the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve.  The polymer note features many sophisticated anti-counterfeiting devices including a window with two color shifting inks: green to gold and red to gold, inks     that glow in three colors when exposed to ultra-violet light, an integrated magnetic design in the shape of a flower, and embossed features to help the blind.   It is an impressive piece of currency.
Item PM-MX-20P21 MEXICO 20 PESOS NOTE 2021 UNC. $7.00





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