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10-peso coins

Design features

Type C
Diameter 28.0 mm
Shape Round
Weight 10.329 grams
Edge Milled
Front In the center field, the national shield with the inscription “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) along the top of the coin.
Back

In the center, the circle of the Sun Stone representing Tonatiuh with the fire mask. In the peripheral ring, top center, the symbol “$10”; to the left the mint year, and to the right the Mexican mint mark; at the bottom, the inscription “DIEZ PESOS” (TEN PESOS). The frame is smooth with an uneven edge.

Or

In the foreground on the reverse side of the coin is a portrait of General Ignacio Zaragoza and behind that a battle scene between Mexicans and invaders with the forts of Loreto and Guadalupe in the background. This face is finished off with words alluding to the commemoration of the 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PUEBLA / MAY 5TH (150 ANIVERSARIO DE LA BATALLA DE PUEBLA / 5 DE MAYO, -on two lines), the years “1862” and “2012”, the denomination $10 in number form and the Mexican Mint, la Casa de Moneda de México (M°).

Composition

Bimetallic coin comprised of two alloys, one in the center of the coin and the other in its peripheral ring, as follows:

1. Center of the coin: Nickel silver.

  • Content: 65% (sixty-five percent) copper, 10% (ten percent) nickel and 25% (twenty-five percent) zinc.
  • Weight: 4.75 grams.

 

2. Peripheral ring of the coin: Bronze-aluminum alloy.

  • Content: 92% (ninety-two percent) copper; 6% (six percent) aluminium; and 2% (two percent) nickel.
  • Weight: 5.579 grams.