5 Pesos

5 Pesos -  obverse5 Pesos -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Mexico
Period United Mexican States (1905-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1988
Value 5 Pesos (5 MXP)
Currency Peso (1863-1992)
Composition Brass
Weight 3 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 15 November 1995
Number N# 3445
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 502,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 82
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The national emblem of Mexico (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 Mexican States

Reverse

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

Lettering: 1985 $5

Edge

Reeded

5 Pesos -  obverse

© Renato Lima

Mint

Mo Casa de Moneda de México, Mexico, Mexico (1535-date)

Comments

According to "Banco de México" and "Diario oficial de la Federación" (Federation's Official Log), coins from 1987 had several inconsistencies, such as defective alloy which caused the coin's design to change when struck. This was detected at the mint, and most of the near 82 million coins were rejected and destroyed before leaving the mint. Only the final batches with the corrected alloy reached the public. An estimate is that only 1% of 1987 5 peso coins ever circulated. There were still a large number of coins that reached circulation (almost a million), 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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985 Mo 30 000 000 $ 0.72 $ 0.49 $ 0.19 $ 0.38 $ 0.37 $ 0.20 $ 0.52 91%
1987 Mo 81 900 000 $ 6.62 $ 0.37 $ 1.13 13%
1988 Mo 76 600 000 $ 0.46 $ 0.19 $ 0.59 14%
1988 Mo 2 0.4% Proof; ultra rare

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