Mexico 1987 5 pesos
This type was struck 1985-88. The stress of inflation in the 1980's as Mexico squandered her oil bonanza caused many coin types to come and go. The plain design of this one suggests that minting authorities did not expect it to last long in circulation. This date is scarce, despite the mintage.
Recorded mintage: 81,900,000.
Specification: 3.1 g, brass, 17 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 502.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.