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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


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


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


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 MX-SET8 MEXICO 8 COIN SET 5 CENTAVOS - 10 PESOS, 2002-15 BU $9.75



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. Múgica 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


SCARCE 2020 MEXICAN 1 OUNCE SILVER LIBERTAD  Restocked

Mexico 2020 1 troy ounce silver LibertadDue to COVID-19 shutdowns, production of the 2020 1 ounce silver Mexican Libertad is far less than previous years.  Many distributors were unable to get their regular supplies or quickly sold out.   We were able to get a small quantity of these popular but scarce coins.  On one side of the coin is the Victory Angel that is on the top of the Mexican Independence monument in Mexico City.   In the background are the Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes. The gold-plated statue is 22 feet (6.7 meters) high and weighs 7 tons (6350 kg.).  The other side depicts the historical coats-of-arms of Mexico, with the current arms in the center.  It is interesting to see the progression of the design over time.  The 40mm Brilliant Uncirculated coin contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
Item MX-LIBT20 MEXICO 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER LIBERTAD BU $49.50





NEWNEW AWARD WINNING MEXICAN 100 PESOS NOTE

Mexico 100 Pesos note 2020
The new 2020 Mexican 100 Pesos note was awarded "Banknote of the Year" by the International Bank Note Society, and for good reason.  It is a beautifully designed note with numerous advanced security features including clear windows, color shifting ink, UV images, intaglio and embossed features. The front features Juana Inés de la Cruz and the main patio of San Ildefonso College in Mexico City.  Juana Inés was a brilliant 17th century self-taught Mexican scholar and writer. She was the illegitimate child of a Spanish Captain and grew up at a time when educational opportunities for women were very limited and there were not allowed to attend college. However, her insightful literary accomplishments garnered her fame throughout New Spain. She exchanged correspondence with Isaac Newton.  In 1667 she became a nun in order to allow herself to continue studies and writing. Her writings, which included criticism of misogyny and the hypocrisy of men, caused conflict with church authorities.  In 1694 her extensive library of over 4000 volumes and her musical and scientific instruments were either sold or confiscated and she apparently ceased writing. San Ildefonso college as a Jesuit boarding school in 1588 and is now a museum.  Being a woman, Juana Inés was not allowed to attend.   The back of the note features Monarch butterflies and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán.  Each fall, millions of butterflies from across North America, some coming from as far away as Eastern Canada, spending the winter at the Butterfly reserve.  In Spring the butterflies start their journey home.  It takes multiple generations of butterflies to complete a migration cycle. How they find their way back every year remains a mystery.  This past year, the butterfly population was down substantially at the Biosphere Reserve, as well as at the Pismo Butterfly Reserve which is near where we live.  This stunning vertical polymer note is 65x132mm.
Item PM-MX-100P20 MEXICO 100 PESOS NOTE 2020 UNC. $17.00




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