20 Pesos Octavio Paz

20 Pesos (Octavio Paz) -  obverse20 Pesos (Octavio Paz) -  reverse

© Dario Silva Collection

Features

Country Mexico (Estados Unidos)
Period United Mexican States (1905-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 2000-2001
Value 20 Pesos
20 MXN = 1.00 USD
Currency New Peso (1992-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in brass ring
Weight 15.945 g
Diameter 32.0 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 638
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Octavio Paz

Obverse

In the center, the National Shield (Mexican Golden Eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus devouring a snake) in sculpted relief, with the inscription “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) forming a semicircle above it.

Lettering: ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS

Translation: United States of Mexico

Reverse

On the left is a young portrait of Octavio Paz with a three quarter profile; on the right the inscription “Todo es presencia, todos los siglos son este presente” (Everything is presence, all centuries are the present one) (on three lines) taken from the author’s poem “Fuente” (Source) about the change of millennium (the years 2000 and 2001), when the coin was minted. The poet and essayist’s signature appears in the lower part.

In the exergue, next to the edge, is the mint year; on the left is the mint mark M° and above it, in a semi-circle, the denomination $20 (twenty pesos).

Lettering:
$20
Todo es presencia
todos los siglos son
este Presente
Octavio Paz
AÑO 2000

Translation:
20 Pesos
"Everything is presence, all centuries are this present"
Octavio Paz
Year 2000

Edge

Milled

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2000 Mo 14,943,000 2.99 3.62 2.44 8.56 89%
2001 Mo 2,515,000 2.06 3.65 24%

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