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About Mexican Dos Peso Gold Coins

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Dos Pesos Gold Coins production began at La Casa De Moneda in Mexico City beginning in 1919. In 1919, roughly 1,670,000 coins were minted. Production continued briefly through 1920 before it was halted.

Production of the Dos Pesos was restarted in 1944 and continued through 1948.

From 1951-1972 the mint began production again. During this time 4,590,493 coins were restruck, most dated 1945.

In 1996 additional restrikes were produced with a matte finish. An additional 260,000 restrike coins dated 1945 were struck minted 2000-2009.

Dos Pesos coins that were produced at La Casa De Moneda carry the “Mo” mint mark, with the lowercase o being centered above the uppercase M.

On most Gold Dos Pesos coins the mint mark is most commonly located on the reverse, at the bottom below the bow in the wreath.

Coin Highlights:

  • Denomination: 2 Pesos
  • Total Weight: 1.666 grams
  • Actual Gold Weight (AGW): .0482 troy ounces (1.499 grams)
  • Composition: 90% Gold, 10%
  • Diameter: 13 millimeters
  • Thickness: 1.02 millimeters

Dos Pesos Mintage Chart

Year Mintage Comments
1919 Mo 1,670,000
1920 Mo 4,282,000
1944 Mo 10,000
1945 Mo 140,000 1945 original strikes
1945 Mo 4,590,493 1951-1972 restrikes (dated 1945)
1945 Mo 1996 Matte restrikes (dated 1945)
1946 Mo 168,000
1947 Mo 25,000
1948 Mo 45,000

The mintage years for the Dos Pesos Gold coin spanned 90 years. The majority of the coins produced and available in the market are restrikes dated 1945.

Throughout the 90 year production run 10,930,493 Dos Pesos Gold coins were produced.