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Mexican Commemorative 20 Pesos for 200th Anniversary of Mexican-American Relations


  • ELuisELuis Posts: 768 ✭✭✭✭

    This is a beautiful design - Very nice coin.

    Here they are the other 20 pesos:


  • AbueloAbuelo Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dislike profoundly bimetallic coinage. Like the plague. Just me.

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,185 ✭✭✭✭✭

    LOL, I agree as it really tears the design up if the device crosses the border of the two metals and diminishes the size and potential impact of the design if it does not. What the heck is "alpaca", which the central disc is composed of.

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Alpaca metal (which you may know as German silver) is 60% copper, 20% nickel, and 20% zinc.

    The name is commonly used in South America, though I’ve never heard it used in Mexico before.

    Bimetallic coinage is here to stay due to counterfeiting.

  • ELuisELuis Posts: 768 ✭✭✭✭

    I do not own any of these coins, still like some of the designs, like this new one.

    There are other coins bi-metallic that the center it is in silver, in example this one from Guerrero, that to me it is a nice coin, that also do not own:

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Back when those were issued, I was at a Banamex teller in Mexico City. She has one of those silver-center 100 Pesos on her counter and I asked her if I could buy it. (Those are state coins, similar to the USA state quarters. I have since forgotten the state, but the coin is still somewhere in the recesses of my collection.)

    $100 Pesos was about $11 back then, and silver about $12-14, so $11 for a half ounce of silver meant the coins could circulate at face value. Now 100 Pesos is about $6 and the silver value of the coin is double the face, so they are no longer available at face at the banks.

    Being the largest producer of silver in the world, Mexico has been trying for over a hundred years to have silver coins in circulation, but between devaluation, inflation, and the rising price of silver, they just can't do it.

  • ADGADG Posts: 422 ✭✭✭

    Just got one on Ebay. Very nice design. Some people like bimetallics. Even collect them! Check out https://wbcc-online.com

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