Information about mint: Casa de Moneda de México (Mexican Mint)
|Mint name||Casa de Moneda de México (Mexican Mint)|
|Location||San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí|
La Casa de Moneda de México is the national mint of Mexico and is the oldest mint in the Americas.
The Mexican Mint was established in 1535 by the Spanish viceroy Antonio de Mendoza by a decree from the Spanish Crown to create the first mint in the Americas. The mint's silver eight-real coins and its successor coin, the silver peso, circulated widely in the Americas and Asia well into the 19th century and became the basis of the modern national currencies of many countries in these parts of the world, including the United States dollar, the Japanese yen and the Chinese yuan.
Since 1983, coins are only produced in San Luis Potosí. The ancient headquarters are currently the Museo Nacional de las Culturas in Mexico City. The mint's main client is the Bank of Mexico.