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San Francisco 1949 restrike of Mexico 1898 Peso


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San Francisco Mint 1949 restrike of Mexico 1898 Peso

In 1949 the US San Francisco Mint restruck 2,000,000 copies of a Mexico Peso dated 1898 for use in China.

Here is my web page about these coins:

(http://home.earthlink.net/~brianrxm/post/mexsf_w.htm)

Mexico 1898 Peso

I believe that there were some previous posts here in 2004 about this coin.

 

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Cool. The US mint also struck some of the Chinese 'junk dollars" (the ones with the sailing junk backed by the portrait of Sun Yat-Sen) with the Chinese dies for ol' Chiang's paymasters. I've never done the research to see whether the bullion came from US Treasury holdings, but have assumed that it did.

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