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Features

Country Mexico (Estados Unidos)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1988
Value 5 Pesos (5 MXP)
Currency Peso (1905-1992)
Composition Brass
Weight 3 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 11-15-1995
References KM# 502,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 82
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The national emblem of Mexico depicting a Mexican golden eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus devouring a snake above a half-wreath of oak and laurel below and the legend forming the upper semicircle.

Lettering: ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS

Translation: United States of Mexico

Reverse

Monogram-called design, with a big face value and other details at left, date and Mint mark.

Lettering: 1985 $5

Edge

Reeded

Comments

According to "Banco de México" and "Diario oficial de la Federación" (Federation's Official Log), 1987 date for this coin presented several inconsistencies, such as defective alloy which caused the coin's design to change when struck. This was detected at Mint, and most of the near 82 million coins where rejected and destroyed before leaving the Mint house. Only the final batches with the corrected alloy reached public. An estimate is that only 1% of 1987 5$ coins ever circulated. This is still a large -near a million- coins that reached circulation, but when compared to the over 100 million coins from the other two years they certainly become scarce and rare to find.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1985 Mo 30,000,000 0.46 0.42 0.37 0.37 0.35
1987 Mo 81,900,000 0.22 0.71
1988 Mo 76,600,000 0.29 0.29 0.46
1988 Mo 2 Proof; ultra rare

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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