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Medal: Mexico Silver Puebla  1862
Medal: Mexico Silver Puebla 1862

You have a nice silver medal (medalla plata) celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de Puebla). According to Wikipedia:

The Battle of Puebla took place on May 5, 1862 near the city of Puebla during the French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army against the occupying French forces. The victory is celebrated today during the festivities of Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May.

These medals come in a few different metals. There are official versions in gold and silver, and knock-offs in brass and possibly other non-precious metals.

BRASS OR OTHER BASE METAL
circulated, bad eye-appeal: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
uncirculated, great eye-appeal: $30

SILVER (21.8 grams, 0.900 fine, 0.631 troy oz)
circulated, bad eye-appeal: $20
uncirculated, great eye-appeal: $40

GOLD (17.3 grams, 0.900 fine, 0.500 troy oz)
circulated, bad eye-appeal: $1500
uncirculated, great eye-appeal: $2500

Damaged or severely worn medals are worth the value of the precious metal they contain. To find this value, use a website such as Kitco.com to look up the current value of gold or silver, and then multiply it by the number of troy ounces the medal contains.

Remember, if you have such a medal and want to sell it to a dealer, he or she usually pays about one half of retail price. Check out our Important Terminology found at the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 6801 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: mike, Sun, 13-Feb-2011 03:28:48 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:38:11 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal updated., Sat, 01-Nov-2014 07:50:15 GMT
Requester description: 1862 HEROICA BATALLA DEL 5 DE MAYO DE 1862 PUEBLA CENTENARIO FRONT HAS A MAN ON A HORSE, CANNON, CANNON BALLS BACK HAS AN EAGLE HOLDING A SNAKE IN ITS MOUTH AND FOOT WHILE STEPPING ON A CACTUS
Tags: medal mexico silver puebla medallion medals medalion badge medaille medallions heroica batalla del 5 de mayo centenario centenary man horse cannon balls ball an eagle snake mouth foot stepping step cactus centenaro steping steps unidos estados mexicanos meican mex mexicana mecican mexio nexicana mexicano mexican hawk falcon

Comments

This medall has not 'some silver content' if not of 0.925 sterling silver. If you offer at 10 to 20 u$d each one, i will buy them all, everyone. - Barbobas
Since this page was written about a year ago, some new information has come to light. The page has now been updated. Thanks for bringing this to our attention! - CoinQuest (Chris)

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