Mexico 25 Centavos  1950 to 1953
Mexico 25 Centavos 1950 to 1953

'Ley' means law and 'Cs' means centavos on this coin. By law, this coin contains 25 centavos worth of silver in 1950. That's a total silver content of 0.0321 troy ounces. At today's silver price of about $21 US dollars per troy ounce, that's 0.0321 x 21 = 67 US cents. Tomorrow the price of silver will be different, so look it up on web sites such as

These coins are quite common and do not command high prices. Typical catalog values are:

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $3

Coin: 16632 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Isa, Tue, 04-Mar-2014 10:05:27 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 04-Mar-2014 18:28:27 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 23-Oct-2015 14:18:51 GMT
Requester description: 1950 front: estados unidos mexicanos back: 25 cs. libertad. ley. mo 1950. front description: basic eagle grasping a snake. back description: apothecary scale with a scroll that says key on it. sword behind those two items. small sun/bell labeled libertad. 25 cs.
Tags: mexico 25 centavos centavo meican mex mexicana mexicanos mecican mexio nexicana mexicano mexican centavow centanos centaos front estados unidos cs libertad liberty ley mo eagle grasping grasp snake apothecary scale scroll key sword two items item sun bell estado estrados liberate liberity liberte lybertad liberta liberdad liberie eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel scales scrollwork scrolwork scolled scrolls escutcheon scrolled keys sworeds swordlike swords broadsword sunrise sunshine sunset sunlight bells cap hat hood caps hooded headdress justice hawk falcon serpent asps snakes asp


I have 10 of this coins very well preserved, but they are gold in color. What are they worth? - Cesar Rodriguez
If your coin is exactly the same, then it is gold plated. Gold plating removes all collector demand. Your coin is worth its weight in silver, a few US cents. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1930 coin date, same design as the others 25 cents silver ones.
Could this be a minting error?
Anything is possible, but my first thoughts are that the coin might be worn or damaged in a way that makes the date appear to be something it's not. If you'd like us to have a look at it, please click on the 'Contact' button to start an email exchange - we'd be curious to see it. - CoinQuest (Todd)




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