1968 Mexican 25 peso Olympic

Discussion in 'World & Ancient Coins' started by Logger, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Logger

    Logger Junior Member

    Struck to commemorate the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, each of these 25 Peso coins features the Olympic symbol and an Aztec dancer on the obverse, while the reverse shows an Eagle design most often seen on Mexican coinage. Each is struck in .7200 fine silver and contains .5209 ounces of pure silver.


    Any thoughts as to what this is worth and where i can market some of these? Inherited a few of these.

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  3. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class User

    They are very common and only worth what the silver in them is.
  4. Logger

    Logger Junior Member

    Value of 1968 Mexican Olympic 25 peso coin

    Are you suggesting that these are only worth .5209 ounce x spot price (approx $11.00 a few minutes ago) or $5.73 ea??? Think i'll hang on to them for a while (maybe forever)! Melt them down...or something! Maybe i didn't mention that these are uncirculated in plastic bubble wraps...somehow don't think that would make a difference in your valuation.

    Someone had them on Coinbug for $C20.
  5. Logger

    Logger Junior Member

    25 peso mexican coins

    Sorry to sound so sceptical...probably because i was expecting much more. Need to reevaluated what i am going to do with these coins.

    Thanks anyway!
  6. jaceravone

    jaceravone Member Supporter

    Hey Logger, I just went on a couple of world coin web sites and most of them were selling this coin between $8-10. I have bought a couple of these at my local coin shop for no more than $5. Good luck.
  7. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Logger,

    In another thread, you mentioned types 1,2,3 so I assumed you had all 3 types. Type 3 ( serpent tongue modified) is much rarer than type 2 ( low center ring ) than type 1 normal ( common) position of center ring. If you do decide to offer them yourself, you might group them , one of each type. Here on the border of Mexico they come into the gold/silver exchange often as bullion, some still in rolls. They are checked for varieties in the store as one of the clerks is a foreign coin collector.

    Jim
  8. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class User

    I have a few still in the plastic wrappers too, I was planning to sell them on Ebay,
    so I looked up the values in Krause Publications "Standard Catalog of World Coins".

    I went by what the Krause catalog says about them being worth only bullion value.
  9. Logger

    Logger Junior Member

    1968 Mexican coins

    Hey Jim...you are right on. This collection did have type1, 2, and 3 coins. Seems they should have some value over the type 1s. Dad was sure these coins would be of more value (he probably paid that much for them back when). Really hate to part with them for bullion value. Particularly the type 2 and 3's.
  10. snakeflake

    snakeflake Junior Member

    I see a lotof these on Ebay now, but they areall type 1.

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