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Mexico 50 Centavos  1992 to 2009
Mexico 50 Centavos 1992 to 2009

You have made a common mistake, PAJ. One that has happened before on CoinQuest. Your coin is actually from 1994, not 1894. Look closely at the date. Not only that, it is made from aluminum bronze, which can be easily mistaken for gold. In other words, it is a modern 50 centavos coin from the United States of Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos). It is worth face value.

If you have one of these coins in absolutely, fully uncirculated condition, a keen collector might pay $1 or $2 US dollars to add it to their collection.

Coin: 1105 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: PAJ, Mon, 24-Aug-2009 07:15:20 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-May-2013 17:52:53 GMT
Appraisal ok., Tue, 14-Apr-2015 03:27:23 GMT
Requester description: 1894 1894 GOLD ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS COIN W/EAGLE/DRAGON HOLDING A SNAKE IN ITS MOUTH STANDING ON A LIMB AND THERE ARE TWO SETS OF VINES CONNECTING AT THE BOTTOM THAT DIFFER. WAVE-LIKE EDGES TO THE COIN. ON THE OTHER SIDE IT SAYS 50 W/A CENT SIGN,DIRECTLY BENEATH THAT IT HAS AN 'O' ABOVE A 'M'. THE LOWER HALF IS DESIGNED WITH MOUNDS, SOME CONTAIN AN 'X' W/TWO DOTS WITH A CIRCLE ABOVE EACH (7).THE NUMBER 7 HAS REPLACED ONE OF THE DESIGNS.
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Comments

I have the exact same coin. Mine does however have the date of 1893 above the 50c. Is my coin a coin in circulation also? - Denise
Coins with ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS (United States of Mexico) started in 1905. If you look closely, your coin is dated 1993, not 1893. - CoinQuest (Paul)

The coin that I have, is like the one on the picture above, but the date is 1897, so I know for a fact that is a date error. - Adolfo

  

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