Mexico: Coins Issued and Used

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Mexico (1821 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by Mexico, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Mexican Peso (Old). Used in Mexico: (1863 - 1992)
CurrencyMexican Peso (Old)
PeriodMexican Peso (Old)
Used1863 - 1992
Description

The Mexican Peso (symbol: $) is the currency of Mexico. Modern peso and dollar currencies have a common origin in the 16th - 19th century Spanish dollar (8 Reales), most continuing to use its sign "$" which originates from the design of the so-called "pillar dollar". The Peso is subdivided into 100 Centavos, represented by "¢".

The name was first used in reference to "pesos oro" ("gold weights") or "pesos plata" ("silver weights"): the Spanish word peso means "weight".

While the United States divided their dollar into 100 cents early on from 1793, post-independence Mexico retained the peso of 8 Reales until 1863 when the Second Mexican Empire under Emperor Maximillan commenced the minting of pesos divided into 100 centavos.

Throughout most of the 20th century, the Mexican peso remained one of the more stable currencies in Latin America. However, after the oil crisis of the late 1970s, Mexico defaulted on its external debt in 1982, and as a result the country suffered several years of inflation and devaluation. On 1 January 1993, the Bank of Mexico introduced a new currency, the Nuevo Peso ("new peso", with code MXN), written "N$" followed by the numerical amount. One new peso, or N$1.00, was equal to 1,000 of the obsolete pesos (code MXP).

The transition was done with minimal confusion by issuing the Series B "nuevo peso" banknotes in N$10, $20, $50, and $100 denominations with designs nearly identical to the corresponding banknote in the preceding Series A, which were labelled in old pesos; for Series B, the equivalent nuevo peso face value was 1/1000 of the old peso value for series A.

Silver Ounce (1 oz), Private Bullion
4 products (1949 - 1980)
Product NameMintage
Silver Ounce 1949 1,000,000
Silver Ounce 1978 280,000
Silver Ounce 1979 4,508,000
Silver Ounce 1980 6,104,000
Currency: Mexican Peso (New). Used in Mexico: (1993 - present)
CurrencyMexican Peso (New)
PeriodMexican Peso (New)
Used1993 - present
Description

The Mexican Peso (symbol: $) is the currency of Mexico. Modern peso and dollar currencies have a common origin in the 16th - 19th century Spanish dollar (8 Reales), most continuing to use its sign "$" which originates from the design of the so-called "pillar dollar". The Peso is subdivided into 100 Centavos, represented by "¢".

The name was first used in reference to "pesos oro" ("gold weights") or "pesos plata" ("silver weights"): the Spanish word peso means "weight".

While the United States divided their dollar into 100 cents early on from 1793, post-independence Mexico retained the peso of 8 Reales until 1863 when the Second Mexican Empire under Emperor Maximillan commenced the minting of pesos divided into 100 centavos.

Throughout most of the 20th century, the Mexican peso remained one of the more stable currencies in Latin America. However, after the oil crisis of the late 1970s, Mexico defaulted on its external debt in 1982, and as a result the country suffered several years of inflation and devaluation. On 1 January 1993, the Bank of Mexico introduced a new currency, the Nuevo Peso ("new peso", with code MXN), written "N$" followed by the numerical amount. One new peso, or N$1.00, was equal to 1,000 of the obsolete pesos (code MXP).

The transition was done with minimal confusion by issuing the Series B "nuevo peso" banknotes in N$10, $20, $50, and $100 denominations with designs nearly identical to the corresponding banknote in the preceding Series A, which were labelled in old pesos; for Series B, the equivalent nuevo peso face value was 1/1000 of the old peso value for series A. From 1 January 1996, the "nuevo peso" was simply renamed to "peso", and new Series D banknotes were issued identical to Series C except for the word "nuevo" dropped.

Platinum Quarter Ounce Libertad
1 coin (1989)
Silver Kilo (1 kg)
39 coins (2002 - 2023)
Silver Ounce (1 oz)
43 coins (1982 - 2023)
Coin NameMintage
Silver Ounce 1982 Libertad 1,049,680
Silver Ounce 1983 Libertad 1,002,766
Silver Ounce 1984 Libertad 1,014,000
Silver Ounce 1985 Libertad 2,017,000
Silver Ounce 1986 Libertad 1,729,432
Silver Ounce 1987 Libertad 512,000
Silver Ounce 1988 Libertad 1,510,500
Silver Ounce 1989 Libertad 1,406,500
Silver Ounce 1990 Libertad 1,210,002
Silver Ounce 1991 Libertad 1,660,518
Silver Ounce 1992 Libertad 2,468,000
Silver Ounce 1993 Libertad 1,005,002
Silver Ounce 1994 Libertad 405,002
Silver Ounce 1995 Libertad 502,000
Silver Ounce 1996 Libertad 302,000
Silver Ounce 1997 Libertad 101,500
Silver Ounce 1998 Libertad 67,500
Silver Ounce 1999 Libertad 95,600
Silver Ounce 2000 Libertad 341,600
Silver Ounce 2001 Libertad 727,000
Silver Ounce 2002 Libertad 853,800
Silver Ounce 2003 Libertad 810,400
Silver Ounce 2004 Libertad 453,000
Silver Ounce 2005 Libertad 701,581
Silver Ounce 2006 Libertad 304,000
Silver Ounce 2007 Libertad 205,800
Silver Ounce 2008 Libertad 961,000
Silver Ounce 2009 Libertad 1,660,000
Silver Ounce 2010 Libertad 1,010,000
Silver Ounce 2011 Libertad 1,210,000
Silver Ounce 2012 Libertad 750,600
Silver Ounce 2013 Libertad 792,300
Silver Ounce 2014 Libertad 433,900
Silver Ounce 2015 Libertad 909,400
Silver Ounce 2016 Libertad 1,452,450
Silver Ounce 2017 Libertad 645,700
Silver Ounce 2018 Libertad 351,500
Silver Ounce 2019 Libertad 409,500
Silver Ounce 2020 Libertad 306,850
Silver Ounce 2021 Libertad 617,550
Silver Ounce 2021 Bicentennial of National Independence 5,000
Silver Ounce 2022 Libertad 554,400
Silver Ounce 2023 Libertad 631,350
Silver Twentieth-Ounce (1/20 oz)
32 coins (1991 - 2023)
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