At JM Bullion, we are pleased to offer you one of the more intriguing specimens to come out of the historic Mexican Mint. Originally struck in 1949 and then again in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Onza features a memorable balance scale design and consists of genuine sterling silver. Right now, 1 oz Mexican Silver Onza Balance Scale Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives with a protective plastic flip!
- Various dates available!
- Ships in AU+ condition!
- Contains 33.625 grams of .925 silver.
- The obverse field depicts a vintage coin press.
- On the reverse side of the coin is a balancing scale.
When you order 1 oz Mexican Onza Balance Scale Coins, you could receive a date range from 1978-1980. Please note, we are unable to cherry-pick dates for your order. These coins are made of sterling silver, which means they have a purity level .925. They were struck at the historic Mexican Mint, which is currently located in San Luis Potosi. They will arrive to you housed in a protective flip.
The obverse of 1 oz Mexican Silver Onza Coins features a historic coin press. Known as de balancín, this device was used to strike the first coins at the Mexican Mint. It was eventually replaced by steam-powered and electric machinery. Inscriptions on the obverse field include the year of release and the words Casa de Moneda de Mexico.
On the reverse side of 1 oz Mexican Silver Onzas there is the image of a balance scale. This vintage design is a nod to the scales that might have been used to weigh out the silver before minting began. There are also inscriptions on the reverse side reading Una Onza Troy de Plata Pura Ley .925 Peso 33.625 Gramos. The Mexican mintmark is also located on the reverse.
Established in May of 1535 following a decree from the Spanish Crown, The Mexican Mint in some ways pioneered modern coinage. With the Piece of Eight and the Mexican Peso coins, the mint gave the world a model for a popular currency that would inspire the creation of coins such as the US Dollar, the Chinese Yuan, and the Japanese Yen.
If you have any questions about these silver coins, please feel free to ask. JM Bullion customer service is available to assist you at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.