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5 Pesos Southeastern Railroad

Features

Country Mexico (Estados Unidos)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1950
Value 5 Pesos (5 MXP)
Metal Silver (.720)
Weight 27.78 g
Diameter 40 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 466
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Opening of the Southeastern Railroad

Obverse

Eagle perched on cactus with snake in beak.

Lettering:
ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
LEY PESO
.720 277/9 g
CINCO PESOS
Mo 1950

Engraver: Manuel L. Negrete

Reverse

Rising sun with 1950 inscribed over train with two palm trees.
Commemorates the opening of the Railway line running from Mexico City all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula up to Port Progreso at the very tip of the peninsula.

Lettering: INAUGURACION DEL FERROCARRIL DEL SURESTE ·

Engraver: Manuel L. Negrete

Edge

Plain with lettering

Lettering: AGRICULTURA INDUSTRIA COMERCIO

Comments

NOTE: Coin was badly distributed and most of them were stored in Mexico City Mint. Later when the time came to make other silver coins they were marked for re-melt; this destroyed over half of them, effectively making this one of the rarest mid-1900s silver coins in Mexico.

The resulting silver was used to mint part of the KM#479

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1950 Mo 200,000 17.94 22.07 100,000 melted.

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Bullion value: 10.43 USD Search tips
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