The metallic coins belonging to the C type entered circulation in 1996 to conclude with the change of monetary unit. They are denominated in “Pesos” of the currently valid monetary unit and have features similar to those of the B type.

The 5-peso coins, commemorative of the Centennial of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution and the Bicentennial of the beginning of Mexico’s War of Independence continue to be valid for transactions.

Design features

Common obverse

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

Reverse

Busts, equestrian portraits and well-known scenes featuring personalities from:

In addition to the inscription "BICENTENARIO DE LA INDEPEDENCIA" (Bicentennial of the beginning of Mexico’s War) or “CENTENARIO DE LA REVOLUCIÓN” (Centennial of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution) as appropriate. The coin also features the inscription "MÉXICO 2010", the name of the carácter; the symbol “$” followed by number "5"; the mint year; and the Mexican mint mark “M°”.

In circulation gradually during 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Diameter 25.5 mm
Shape Round
Weight 7.07 grams
Edge

Plain

Composition

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

1. Center of the coin. Bronze-aluminum alloy.

  • 92% (ninety-two percent) copper;
  • 6% (six percent) aluminium; and
  • 2% (two percent) nickel.

This composition weighs 3.25 grams.

 2. Peripheral ring of the coin. Stainless steel alloy:

  • 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.

This composition weighs 3.82 grams.

Denomination

5 pesos

Current value

5 pesos