Design features

Type D
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round
Weight 1.755 grams



In the center field, the national shield with the inscription “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) along the top of the coin.


In the center of the coin, the number ten “10” as the key motif and denoting face value; to its right the cent symbol “¢”; top center, the mint year; bottom center, the Mexican mint mark “M°”; to the right, parallel to the edge, a stylized image of the “Ring of the Sacrifice of the Sun Stone.”


    Stainless steel alloy comprised of the following materials:
    • Between 16% and 18% (sixteen and eighteen percent) chrome;
    • 0.75% (seventy-five basis points) nickel, maximum;
    • 0.12% (twelve basis points) carbon, maximum;
    • 1% (one percent) silicon, maximum;
    • 1% (one percent) manganese, maximum;
    • 0.03% (three basis points) sulfur, maximum;
    • 0.04% (four basis points) phosphorus, maximum; and
    • The remainder, iron.
    In circulation as of August 6, 2009.

    Background information