This came in my quarter roll...

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  1. Barbi Petersen

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  3. CygnusCC

    CygnusCC Learning the ropes Supporter

    That's really well preserved from the 50's. Great find!
     
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Cool !! Mexican 10 cents . Nice design .
     
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  5. DEA

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  6. Barbi Petersen

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    Well I think the bank got me for .15, however, I'll let it slide :happy:
     
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  7. CygnusCC

    CygnusCC Learning the ropes Supporter

    Well, it looks like some 1959 10 Centavos have sold from between $.59 to $3.00 on ebay, so you may have made a profit. :)
     
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  8. Barbi Petersen

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    Sweet!
     
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Nice find. The 1959 Mexican 10-centavo pieces are often encountered in Mint State, like this one appears to be.

    It's not especially valuable in monetary terms- even in MS- but that's a cool find for a quarter roll. Fun to see a high grade 62-year-old World coin turn up like that.
     
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    This one's worth about a buck as-is. Not bad for a quarter's worth.
     
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  13. RomaniGypsy

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    Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Most people in the United States of America don't realize that the real name of the country to our south is the United Mexican States. (Hey, if they put it on their currency, it has to be at least somewhat legit. We may call ourselves America sometimes, they call themselves Mexico sometimes, it's the same.)
     
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  14. DEA

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    Thank you for your post! I am very curious. Is it accurate to say "United States of Mexico" or is "United Mexican States" more accurate? Please? Thanks in advance!

    David
     
  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Good question. I’d say “United States of Mexico” is more direct, but I think either translation would be accurate enough. I speak Spanish, but not well enough to have any confidence as a translator. I’d be interested to hear how a professional translator would render it.
     
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  16. John Burgess

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    I don't know if it's the picture or the lighting or the coin, but it's supposed to be bronze, and the color doesn't look right and it's flat, I'd peg it as cleaned for these reasons. snake is supposed to have a tongue that your coin doesn't have.

    i'm not sure what to make of it, if it's been cleaned and then re-engraved to sharpen the details or what. It's not a high value coin regardless, but it looks fishy and not original even if circulated.
     
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    It's possible the coin is cleaned, but I think it's just the lighting. As to the snake not having a tongue, I dunno.

    I would highly doubt there's anything fake about it, given how modest the value is. Who'd bother?

    For a coin that was acquired for a quarter, and worth about a buck tops, there ain't nothin' wrong there. Cheap coin. Cool find, minor issues or not.
     
  18. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    I said the same thing, who'd bother? then I thought, maybe someone in Mexico might. LOL seriously though, people do strange things with coins in their free time, maybe some kid trying to make it look better. I find it odd some details are so sharp while others are mostly gone.

    I'd still keep it if it were me, I've kept all my world coin roll finds except when I already have them, then I put them out there for the metal detectorists to find one day. :playful:
     
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  19. RomaniGypsy

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    Technically, "United States of Mexico" in Spanish would be, "Estados Unidos de Mexico".

    "Mexicano" in the Spanish language means "Mexican". Therefore, while "United States of Mexico" is pretty darn close, the direct translation is "United Mexican States". The Wikipedia entry for Mexico also says that the name of the country is officially the United Mexican States.
     
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  20. DEA

    DEA Well-Known Member

    Thank you, @RomaniGypsy! That is exactly what I wanted - "technically" - and needed to put my mind at ease. Yes, it is some sort of disease, malfunction, or impairment I have.
     
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  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    The part about “Mexicano” being an adjective should have dawned on me, but didn’t.
     
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