Mexican 2.5 Pesos
The Mexican gold 2.5 pesos used to be a very popular small bullion coin before fractional Krugerrands were introduced in 1980. Apart from investors and collectors, we used to sell large quantities to jewelry manufacturers for use in jewelry, particularly ear-rings, where their small size (13.0 mms), and low weight (2.08 grams) made them ideal.
Dated from 1918 to 1948, the 1945 date is the easiest to find. We believe these are still officially re-struck using this date.
Krause shows a substantial quantity of 180,000 as having been minted.
Key to Table
Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Diameter in millimeters
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Gold Content = Gold content in Troy Ounces.