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5-peso coins

Design features

Type C
Diameter 25.5 mm
Shape Round
Weight 7.07 grams


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

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In the center of the coin to the left, the symbol “$”, and in the center, the numeral “5” denoting the face value; top left, the mint year; right of center, the Mexican mint mark “M.” As the key motif, a stylized image of the “Ring of the Serpents of the Sun Stone.”


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

In circulation as of January 1st, 1996.

Commemorative coins: in circulation gradually during 2008, 2009, and 2010.


Composition for all designs

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.