Gold Mexican 2 ½ Peso History:
Issued by Banco de Mexico from 1918-1948 most Mexican 2 ½ pesos are marked 1945 due to the coins having a restrike year. These coins do NOT carry the familiar “Mo” denoting production at the Mexico City Mint. This small button size coin is a great way to add to your portfolio at a lower price point than larger coins. The 2 ½ Peso from Mexico usually sell for +/- 5% of their gold value which is relatively inexpensive investment. The key mintage year for this series is 1947 with a small total of 24,000 produced.
Mexico 2 ½ Peso Gold Specifications:
- Minted: Mexico City
- Face Value: 2.5 pesos
- Metal: 0.0603 troy value
- Purity: .900 (90% gold, 10% copper)
- Thick: 0.86 mm
- Diameter: 15.5 mm
- Obverse: Features ‘Dos e Medio Pesos’ around the bust of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
- Reverse: Mexican coat of arms depicting a Mexican Eagle devouring a snake while atop a cactus. The 2 ½ peso shows the eagle facing forward.