Many of Mexico's Finest Specimen & Proof Banknotes


Mexico achieved its independence from Spain in 1821, and a republic was established the following year. The country has a particularly large variety of specialized issues, owing to the fact that Mexico had approximately 50 commercial banks that printed their own banknotes. Some of the more prolific of these commercial banks were Durango, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan, and Zacatecas. Many of the notes from the commercial banks have outstanding designs and colors. Most of the banknotes from the Revolutionary Era (1910-17) that were issued by state, regional, and military authorities, are not nearly so colorful.


The PMG world banknote population report shows that a high percentage of the early Mexican banknotes in upper grades are proof and specimen examples. Many of the high-denomination banknotes are particularly scarce. Some issues have large number of remainder (unissued) notes available.


Further down this page you will find scans of some of the obsolete banknotes from Mexico. To view the banknotes from Mexico that we presently have for sale, click on the link displayed in the box below.


Items on our want list include high-grade specimen, proof, and issued world banknotes. Certification by PMG would be a plus in establishing the grade of the notes.

The banknotes from Mexico that

we are offering for sale are shown HERE.



Examples of Trophy-Grade World Banknotes - Mexico




















































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an introduction & pricing guide to U.S. obsolete currency.





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