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Mexico 20 Centavos 1943 to 1974
Your coin must be dated 1945, Tolar. The United States of Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) started issuing coinage in 1905.
What a cool coin. I really like the design. Too bad our US coinage is so politically correct these days. Artistic strength and flair long ago departed our American coins. It was gone when they got rid of the Buffalo nickel and Walking Liberty Half dollar.
But I digress.
Most coins are worth very little -- less than $1 US in worn condition. The piece shown in the picture has a numismatic grade around Extra Fine (XF) to Almost Uncirculated (AU); it is well preserved. If Tolar's coin is in as good shape as the picture, the $8 value is a good estimate of catalog value. Here are typical values for these coins:
ALL DATES EXCEPT AS NOTED BELOW:
worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: $1 catalog value
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $8
THESE DATES: 1943, 1952, 1955, 1959
worn: $2 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: $4 catalog value
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $50
THIS DATE: 1951
worn: $3 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: $5 catalog value
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $100
For a definition of 'catalog value,' use our Important Terminology link a the upper left.
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