Mexico 1954 5 pesos
This coin was minted in Mexico City as the final year of a type struck 1951-54. The earlier dates are very common and trade as bullion coins but this one is scarce; however, enough were saved that the coin is available for a price. The bust is of Miguel Hidalgo, martyr of the struggle for independence from Spain. The following year the coin was reduced in size (KM 469).
Recorded mintage: 30,000.
Specification: 27.78 g, .720 fine silver, .643 troy oz ASW, 40 mm diameter, edge lettered COMERCIO - AGRICULTURA - INDUSTRIA.
Catalog reference: KM 467.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
- Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.