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World Coins: North America-Mexico
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Colonial Milled Coinage

Mexico-Colonial, 1/2 Real, 1820/18 (?), Mexico City
FERDIN . VII .-DEI . GRATIA
Draped bust of Ferdinand VII right
. HISPAN . ET IND . R . (Mint mark) . J . J .
Pillars and arms
Incuse edge design of alternating vertical lines and pellets
1.6900g, 0.9030 Silver, 0.0490oz ASW, 16mm
Mintage: Unknown
KM 74

Note: The date appears to be 1820 over 1818, but it is difficult to tell - Krause does not list any overdates for 1820.


Mexico-Colonial, Charles IV as King, 8 Reales, 1803-Mo, Mexico City Mint, Francisco Arance Cobos and Tomas Butron Miranda as Assayers
CAROLUS IIII -DEI GRATIA 1803
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Charles IV right
HISPAN ET IND REX Mo 8R F T
Pillars and arms
Security edge
26.96g, 0.9030 Silver, 0.7859oz ASW, 40mm
Mintage: Unknown
KM 109

Mexico - Empire of Maximilian (1864-1867)

Mexico-Empire of Maximilian, 1 Peso, 1866-Mo, Mexico City Mint
MAXIMILIANO-EMPERADOR
Bare head of Maximilian right
IMPERIO-MEXICANO / 1 PESO-1866 MO
Crowned arms
Reeded edge
26.92g, 0.9030 Silver, 0.7857oz ASW, 38mm
Mintage: 2,148,000
KM 388.1

Republic of Mexico - Decimal Coinage

Mexico, 1 Centavo, 1889, Mexico City
REPUBLICA MEXICANA
Eagle standing facing on cactus, head right, snake in beak and talon
UN / CENTAVO
Denomination in wreath, date and mint mark below
Reeded edge
Copper, 8.00g, 26mm
Mintage: 19,970,000
KM 391.6


Mexico, 2 Centavos, 1882, Mexico City
REPUBLICA MEXICANA
Arms, date below
II
Denomination in wreath
Plain edge
Copper-nickel, 3.00g, 18mm
Mintage: 50,023,000
KM 395

United States of Mexico

Mexico, 5 Centavos, 1942, Mexico City
ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Eagle standing left on cactus, snake in beak
5 / CENTAVOS
Denomination in center circle, date and mint mark above, all surrounded by highly ornamented border
Plain edge
Copper-nickel, 4.00g, 21mm
Mintage: 7,100,000
KM 423


Mexico, 50 Centavos, 1921, Mexico City
ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Eagle standing facing on cactus, head right, snake in beak, purity rating across fields
50 / CENTAVOS
Denomination in center, Liberty cap and rays above, date and mint mark below
Incuse edge lettering: INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD
8.3333g, 0.7200 Silver, .1929 ASW, 27mm
Mintage: 21,864,000
KM 447


Mexico, 2 Pesos, 1945 (Restrike?)
ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Eagle standing facing, wings spread, head right, snake in beak
DOS / PESOS
Denomination in wreath, date above
Edge pattern of incuse vertical lines and spaces
1.6666g, .9000 Gold, .0482oz AGW, 13mm
Mintage: Est. 140,000
KM 461

Note: During 1951-1972 a total of 4,590,493 pieces were restruck, most likely dated 1945. In 1996, matte restrikes were produced.


Mexico, 2-1/2 Pesos, 1945 (Restrike?)
ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Eagle standing facing, wings spread, head right, snake in beak
DOS Y MEDIO-PESOS * 1945
Bare head of Miguel Hidalgo left
Edge pattern of incuse vertical lines and spaces
2.0833g, .9000 Gold, .0602oz AGW, 16mm
Mintage: Est. 180,000
KM 463

Note: During 1951-1972 a total of 5,025,087 pieces were restruck, most likely dated 1945. In 1996, matte restrikes were produced.


Mexico, 20 Pesos, 1918
ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Eagle standing left on cactus, wings spread, snake in beak
VEINTE PESOS / * 15 Gr. ORO PURO *
Stone calendar
16.6666g, .9000 Gold, .4823oz AGW
Mintage: 2,831,000
KM 478