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1976 -10 pesos Mexico- only weighs 9.88G

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 Posted 01/22/2010  08:44 am Show Profile Check chuckster 125's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add chuckster 125 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I found a 1976 10 pesos coin from mexico while roll searching halfs.

It only weighs 9.88 grams as opposed to the normal 13.96 grams and its almost half the thickness of a normal 10 pesos coin- its a little over 1mm thick and it should be 2.30mm thick.

These are cupro-nickel, would wear and tear etc reduce this coin in size this great?


* I compared it with a 1979 10 pesos coin I also found.*


I know next to nothing about foreign coins, any info on this is appreciated.

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 Posted 01/22/2010  08:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DL20K to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The book says there are two types of 10 pesos -
"thin flan, 1.6 mm, 1974-77" and "thick flan, 2.3 mm, 1978-85".
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 Posted 01/22/2010  09:14 am  Show Profile Check chuckster 125's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chuckster 125 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info.

It makes sense now!

Info I got of off the net regarding size,weight etc only stated one size for all of the years.



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