2½ Pesos

2½ Pesos - obverse2½ Pesos - reverse

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Features

Issuer Mexico
Period United Mexican States (1905-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1918-1948 (1918-1996)
Value 2½ Pesos (2.5 MXP)
Currency Peso (1863-1992)
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
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
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.

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

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 $ 110 5%
1919  984 000 3%
1920  607 000 2% overdate variety exists
1944  20 000 $ 340 2.0%
1945  180 000 $ 130 $ 130 21% 1945 original strikes
1946  163 000 1.7%
1947  24 000 0.5%
1948  63 000 2%
1945 (1951-1972)  5 025 087 $ 100 $ 100 $ 100 $ 100 63% 1951-1972 restrikes (dated 1945)
1945 (1996)  $ 92 $ 92 7% 1996 Matte restrike (dated 1945)

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade 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 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 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 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)
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232005
Lot 65387
Internet Archive
Jan 30, 2020 1947 AU
(PCGS AU Details (Cleaned))
USD 312.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2½ PesosPicture 1 of a sold 2½ Pesos
Heritage Auctions
The Lake County Collection World & Ancient Coins Monthly Online Auction 271941
Lot 40298
Internet Archive
Oct 13, 2019 1948 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 492.00
(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 63609
Internet Archive
Nov 10, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 159.00
(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 232244
Lot 61515
Internet Archive
Oct 27, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS67)
USD 149.00
(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 232243
Lot 64570
Internet Archive
Oct 20, 2022 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS67)
USD 154.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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