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Mexico 20 Centavos 1943 to 1974

 Date: no date 
 Mint mark: not apparent 
 Size: large 
 Description from requester: estados unidos mexicanos on one side on the other looks like a big 2 0 on top then centavos on bottom and below that looks like date 7945 
 [Request 437 received from tolar, Tuesday, 28-Apr-2009, answered by Paul] 
 [Reviewed and updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Wednesday, 25-Jul-2012] 

Mexico 20 Centavos 1943 to 1974 | 20 mexico hat star starburst bird cap snake eagle mountain headdress cactus hawk falcon volcano 2 estados unidos mexican mecican 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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