Mexico: Gold 10 Pesos 1905-1959


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1905-20, 1959
Composition: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
Diameter: 22.5 mm
Weight: 8.333 grams (.2411 ounces of gold)
Total Series Mintage: 8,239,000 (approximate)
Obverse Design: National Arms
Reverse Design: Bust Design


The 10 pesos gold coin was sporadically issued from 1905 to 1920 and reissued in 1959. The 10 pesos gold coin was issued for circulation using the bust image of Independence War hero Hidalgo.


The obverse design features the Mexican coat of arms, an eagle clutching a snake while it perches on a prickly pear cactus. On the outer periphery is the phrase “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” or as translated to english “United Mexican States”.

The reverse design features a bust image of Hidalgo facing left. On the outer periphery is the denomination "DIEZ PESOS” and year of issue. Just below the bust design is the mint mark “M” for the Mexico City Mint.


Obverse Reverse
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General Market Notes

The key to the series is the 1920 issue and the semi-key is the 1916 issue. Additionally, according to Krause Publications, from 1961 to 1972 a total of 954,983 pieces were re-struck with the date 1959[1].

1. Michael, Thomas, et al, eds. Collecting World Coins Circulating Issues 1901-Present. 12th Edition. Krause Publications Wisconsin, pp 610, 2008.
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