Mexico: 200 Pesos 1985 Independence


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1985
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Diameter: 29.5 mm
Weight: 17.1 grams (approximate)
Total Mintage: 75,000,000
Obverse Design: National Arms
Reverse Design: Bust Design


In 1985 the Mexico City Mint issued a special circulating commemorative to recognize the 175th Anniversary of Independence from Spain, though Spain would not officially grant independence until 1821.


The obverse design features the Mexican coat of arms, an eagle clutching a snake while it perches on a prickly pear cactus. In an arc around the design is the phrase “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” or United Mexican States.

The reverse design features the four bust images (all conjoined) of Independence heroes Vicente Guerrero, José Morelos, Miguel Hidalgo, and Ignacio Allende. The four busts are facing left looking upon the Angel of Independence monument located in Mexico City. Above the bust design is the denomination "$200" and below is the phrase "175 ANIVERSARIO DE LA INDEPENDENCIA DE MEXICO" or 175 ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF MEXICO.

The coin edge is lettered with the phrase "INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD" or Independence and Liberty.

Obverse Reverse
Coin Edge

General Market Notes

All issues were saved in large quantities and are affordable.

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