2½ Pesos

Features

Issuer Mexico
Period United Mexican States/Mexican Republic (1823-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1918-1948 (1918-1996)
Value 2½ Pesos (2.5 MXP)
Currency Peso (1823-1992)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 2.0833 g
Diameter 15.5 mm
Thickness 0.86 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
18813
References KM# 463,
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.
Fr# 169
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, United States.

Obverse

The old arms of Mexico with the country name above

Script: Latin

Lettering: ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS

Translation: United Mexican States

Reverse

Bust of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla facing left dividing the denomination and the date to the right

Script: Latin

Lettering: DOS Y MEDIO PESOS * 1945

Translation: Two and a half Pesos

Edge

Reeded with a unique pattern

2½ Pesos -  obverse

© IUN - Instituto Uruguayo de Numismática

Mint

Mexican Mint (Casa de Moneda de México), Mexico, Mexico (1535-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1918  1 704 000 6%
1919  984 000 2%
1920  607 000 $ 300 1.9% overdate variety exists
1944  20 000 $ 340 1.9%
1945  180 000 $ 130 $ 130 $ 130 $ 130 25% 1945 original strikes
1946  163 000 1.9%
1947  24 000 $ 510 0.4%
1948  63 000 $ 330 2%
1945 (1951-1972)  5 025 087 $ 110 $ 110 $ 120 $ 120 60% 1951-1972 restrikes (dated 1945)
1945 (1996)  $ 80 6% 1996 Matte restrike (dated 1945)

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232305
Lot 61578
Internet Archive
Jan 26, 2023 1918 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 336.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232239
Lot 65577
Internet Archive
Sep 22, 2022 1918 AU
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232347
Lot 64409
Internet Archive
Nov 16, 2023 1919 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 204.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232307
Lot 63514
Internet Archive
Feb 9, 2023 1920 – overdate variety exists UNC
(NGC MS61)
USD 312.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232242
Lot 63540
Internet Archive
Oct 13, 2022 1920 – overdate variety exists UNC
(NGC MS61)
USD 252.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232401
Lot 61410
Internet Archive
Dec 28, 2023 1920 – overdate variety exists AU
(NGC AU53)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232252
Lot 65863
Internet Archive
Dec 22, 2022 1944 UNC
(NGC MS65)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232246
Lot 63608
Internet Archive
Nov 10, 2022 1944 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232237
Lot 63579
Internet Archive
Sep 8, 2022 1944 UNC
(NGC MS67)
USD 408.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232126
Lot 61591
Internet Archive
Jun 30, 2021 1944 UNC
(NGC MS67)
USD 456.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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