Mexico 50 Pesos  1921 to 1947
Mexico 50 Pesos 1921 to 1947

Wow, what a beautiful coin. Your coin contains (no surprise) 37.5 grams of pure gold (oro puro), and this is where it gets its value. To figure out this value, first convert grams to troy ounces:

37.5 grams / 31.1 grams per troy ounce = 1.205 troy ounces

Now look up the value of pure gold on a web site like

gold 'spot' value at the time of this writing = $1407 US dollars per troy ounce

then multiply

1.205 ounces x $1400 per ounce = about $1700

Kitco reports the current 'spot' value of gold, which is pure bullion value. If your coin is in excellent condition, you can add a small amount, say $20, to the value to account for the fact that the gold has been minted into a nice looking coin.

If you have an absolutely pristine, fully uncirculated coin, the catalogs report a premium above the gold value of about $500 for all dates except 1947. Coins dated 1947 are more common in high grades and do not have this added premium.

The spot value of gold changes every minute. Look up the price right now! If you are buying or selling from a gold dealer, he or she will invoke a commission to handle the transaction.

Coin: 835 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: RAJ, Wed, 29-Jul-2009 11:30:24 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 13-May-2013 13:06:28 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 09-Apr-2015 20:51:02 GMT
Requester description: 1947 37.5 Gr ORO PURO 1821 - 1947 INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD
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I would love to know if this coin is real or counterfeit how can I tell ? - Mike Wilcox
There is no easy way to authenticate coins. Some people try using photos over the Internet, but that never gives fully reliable results. A coin must be inspected in person. Find a knowledgeable coin collector, or take your coin to a professional coin dealer, for and in-person appraisal. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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