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Mexico Modern Coins with Difficult Date  1890 to 1999
Mexico Modern Coins with Difficult Date 1890 to 1999

This happens quite often here at CoinQuest. People write in with an old Mexican coin and ask what it is worth. But check the date. If it looks like, for example, 1887, it is really 1987, not 1887. The strike and character formation on many modern Mexican coins are not good. It is easy to mis-read the date because the characters are poorly formed. If your coin bears the inscription ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS, which means UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, then its date must be later than 1905, when the old Mexican Republic was replaced by the United States of Mexico.

Modern Mexican coins are worth face value.

Coin: 3244 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Mailfordd, Sun, 28-Feb-2010 23:58:26 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 19-Jan-2013 02:23:30 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 03-Sep-2014 01:35:48 GMT
Requester description: 1887 1887 silver $500 coin with a picture of Madero on the front. Backside is snake on cactus eating a snake.
Tags: mexico modern silver 500 madero snake cactus eating eat serpent asps snakes asp

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