How Much Is A 10 Peso Coin Worth?

Last Updated on June 14, 2022

Besides the US dollar, the Mexican Peso is one of the favorite currencies people love to collect. Due to the historical significance and many other factors peso is one of the most valuable to collect if in good condition. Collectors love to get their hands on 10 peso coins which, according to them, hold high value. 

10 peso coins are still in circulation today, and most are worth around their face value. However, some 10 peso coins are special and hold a high value. If you want to know more about the 10 peso coin, you are at the right place.

This guide is going to help you know all you need to know about the 10 peso coin. 


How Much Is A 10 Peso Coin Worth?

The 10 peso coin is one of the oldest denominations in Mexico. These coins were minted in several designs, and each year has a different value. However, the same design has been going on since 1992, popularly known as Diez Pesos.

Still, in circulation, the 10 peso coin is equivalent to its face value. Therefore, you can get around $1 to $2 for the coin if it is in mint condition. 

What Is Special About The 10 Diez Peso Coin?

The Diez peso, or 10 peso coin, is still in circulation since 1997 and is one of the unique coins you will see. However, it may be in circulation and may not have high worth in the collectors market. 

The 10 peso Diez coin is the heaviest, largest, and highest denomination coin in circulation today. Made of a combination of copper-nickel center and the outer ring are made using brass. 

Which 10 Peso Coin Has The Highest Melt Value?

10 peso coin has been minted for a long time now. The recent coin is made using a bi-combination of copper-nickel and brass.

However, the 10 peso coin minted from 1955 to 1960 contained 90% silver. Therefore, this 10 peso coin has the highest melt value. Not only is the melt value, but the numismatic value is also higher as it is one of the oldest 10 peso coins you can find. 

However, talking about the melt value, you can get $18 to $20 for a 1955 10 peso coin. This is because the coin contains around 25 grams of silver, and the melt value varies on the spot price of silver. 

How Much Is 1980 10 Peso Coin Worth?

The 1980 10 peso coin is special to Mexico and is a unique coin. It is a 7-sided coin with smooth edges. The metal composition of the 1980 10 peso coin is a combination of copper and nickel. Therefore, there may not be any melt value, but this coin has some numismatic value. 

In very good condition, the 1980 10 peso coin is worth around $5. However, in very good condition, the coin can go for up to $7. These coins are available on many online platforms, and their availability has disrupted the market price of such old coins. 

What Is On The Obverse Side of 10 Peso Coin?

The obverse side of the coin is mainly known as the front side. However, here on the 10 peso coin in circulation today, you can see a unique design on the obverse side. On the obverse side, the coin’s center features an eagle holding a snake by its beak.

The eagle is sitting on a cactus plant, and that is to represent the dessert of Mexico. The outer ring of the 10 peso coin has “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” engraved around the edges. 

What Is One The Reverse Side of 10 Peso Coins?

The coin’s reverse side, known as the backside, has the denomination engraved. For example, from 1997 to 2022, with 10 peso coins, you can find a very interesting design engraved in the center.

Many people get confused looking at this design. However, there is a deep meaning behind using this design. The center of the 10 peso coin represents the sun god Tonatiuh. This design of the sun god has been taken from the Sunstone placed in Mexico City. 

However, this design is only in the center circle of the coin. The outer ring made of aluminum and brass has the denomination on the top edges of the coin. 

In addition, you will get to see the mintmark on this side of the coin as well. It is present on the right top corner of the coin. However, the font is small so you need to have a closer look. 

On the bottom of the 10 peso coin, “DIEZ PESO” is engraved in large fonts. In addition, you will also find the year engraved in which the coin was minted. It is engraved on the left center edge of the coin. 

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.