20 Pesos

Features

Issuer Mexico
Period United Mexican States/Mexican Republic (1823-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1917-1959
Value 20 Pesos (20 MXP)
Currency Peso (1823-1992)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 16.666 g
Diameter 27.25 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
15037
References KM# 478
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Republic profile eagle with lettering on top.
The design is by Jorge Encisco, using the eagle designed by Antonio Gomez R.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
1959

Engravers: Jorge Encisco, Antonio Gomez R.

Reverse

Aztec Calendar "Piedra del Sol" with value in lettering.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
VEINTE PESOS
* 15 Gr. ORO PURO *

Engraver: Jorge Encisco

Edge

Smooth with lettering

Lettering: INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD

Comments

During 1960-1971 a total of 1,158,414 pieces were restruck, most likely dated 1959. In 1996 matte restrikes were produced.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1917  852 000 $ 1000 $ 1400 9%
1918  2 831 000 $ 990 $ 1200 20%
1919  1 094 000 $ 1300 8%
1920  462 000 $ 2900 3% overdate variety exists
1921  922 000 $ 2100 6% overdate varieties exist
1959  13 000 7% 1959 original strikes
1959  1 158 414 $ 880 $ 880 $ 920 54% 1960-1971 restrikes (dated 1959)
1959  78 000 8% 1996 Matte restrikes (dated 1959)

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Heritage Auctions
2023 November 5 Spotlight: Mexico World Coins Showcase Auction 61346
Lot 21244
Internet Archive
Nov 5, 2023 1917 UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 2040.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 March 19 Spotlight: Mexico World Coins Showcase Auction 61313
Lot 23287
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2023 1917 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 1620.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232242
Lot 63543
Internet Archive
Oct 13, 2022 1917 UNC
(NGC UNC Details (Cleaned))
USD 900.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232220
Lot 63649
Internet Archive
May 12, 2022 1917 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 1200.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232215
Lot 62637
Internet Archive
Apr 7, 2022 1917 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 1560.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232121
Lot 64542
Internet Archive
May 26, 2021 1917 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 1440.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232050
Lot 62475
Internet Archive
Dec 9, 2020 1917 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 1440.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232004
Lot 64357
Internet Archive
Jan 23, 2020 1917 UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 810.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 PesosPicture 1 of a sold 20 Pesos
Heritage Auctions
2020 January 21 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Online Auction 3082
Lot 34503
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2020 1917 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 960.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 November 5 Spotlight: Mexico World Coins Showcase Auction 61346
Lot 21245
Internet Archive
Nov 5, 2023 1917 AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 1050.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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