Mexico 1972 25 pesos
By the early 1970's, the Mexican economy was running into trouble. Political mismanagement, corruption, an antiquated tax structure were feeding inflation. Coin types, once stable in the early part of the century, began turning over more rapidly as inflation ate away their purchasing power. While this gave employment to coin designers and engravers, it limited their scope of action as progressively cheaper alloys were adopted. This twenty-five pesos, honoring the centennial of the death of Benito Juarez, hero of the struggle against the French invasion of 1862-67, was struck to the standard of the 1968 Olympic 25 pesos (KM 479).
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.
Specification: 22.5 g, .720 fine silver, .5209 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 480.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.