How Much Is A 5 Peso Coin Worth?

Last Updated on June 14, 2022

Peso is another favorite currency many collectors love getting their hands on. Peso coins were minted in 9 various denominations, and 5 pesos are one of them. The 5 peso coin belongs to the Centavos series and is still in circulation today. 

The recent design coin that you see has been going on since 1997. Due to being in circulation, the coin is worth around its face value. However, some coins may be sold for higher depending on many factors. 

Keep reading if you want to know more about the 5 peso coin. 


How Much Is A 5 Peso Coin Worth?

1997 to date, 5 peso coin is worth around its face value, is around $0.25 to $0.30. However, 5 peso coins have been in production since the start of the previous century, and old 5 peso coins are worth a lot. 

The older a coin gets, the higher the value keeps getting. Therefore, collecting an old coin rather than a recent one would be best. 

Mexico 1948 Silver Cuauhtemoc Five Peso Coin


How Much Is 1948 5 Peso Worth?

The 1948 5 peso coin is one of the unique coins you will find in the Mexican currency. These coins are worth around $40 if found in extremely fine condition. The uncirculated condition coin can go for up to $70. 

These coins are very rare to find, and if you want one, verify the coin with an expert to avoid any scam. 

What Is 5 Peso Coin Made Up Of?

The appearance of the 5 peso coin may confuse you with what it is made up of. However, don’t confuse yourself; this section will help you clear everything. 

The 5 peso coin is made up of bimetallic composition. It is made using stainless steel and aluminum bronze. However, these two metals are combined and used separately in the coin. 

The coin’s outer ring contains stainless steel, and the finish gives a silver-like shine. On the other hand, the center of the 5 peso coin has aluminum and bronze. 

What Are The Specifications of a 5 Peso Coin?

Knowing and understanding the specifications of a coin helps to know it better. The specification includes information such as weight and dimensions, giving a better idea of it to those who haven’t seen it in real life. 

Starting with the weight, the 5 peso coin weighs around 7.07 grams. In addition, the coin dimensions are 25.5 x 25.5 x 2.03 mm. With this information, you can learn more about the coin and help you verify its originality. 

The best way to verify the originality of the coin is to get it looked by an expert. They will check each factor properly and tell you the value you can get for that coin.

Mexico 1948 Silver Cuauhtemoc Five Peso Coin

What Is On The Obverse Side of the 5 Peso Coin?

The obverse side of the coin is known as the front side of a coin. Many people confuse themselves between the obverse and reverse sides of the coin. 

On the obverse side of the 5 peso coin in the center, you will see a golden eagle devouring a rattlesnake. The eagle is standing on a prickly cactus plant while eating the snake. This is the national emblem of Mexico if you are thinking about it. 

However, this was about the center of the coin. In addition, the coin’s outer ring has “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” engraved in the upper semicircle. Finally, in the lower semicircle, there is a design of a plant covering the entire area.

What Is On The Reverse Side of the 5 Peso Coin?

The reverse is the back side of a coin. The reverse side of the 5 peso coin is very simple and looks classic. 

In the center of the coin, there is a $5 symbol engraved. On the top center of the coin, you will get to see the mint year of the coin. In addition, to the top right of the coin, you will see a mintmark. 

On the coin’s outer ring, it may be a random design of various symbols. But that design is very close to every Mexican. This design and symbols represent the ring of serpents found on the Aztec sun stone. 

This Aztec sun stone is a treasure for Mexicans, as the Aztec empire found it.  

Why Is 5 Peso Coin Known As Cinco Peso?

The 5 peso coins minted during the previous century were known as Cinco pesos. This is because the 5 peso coins during that time were mainly made from silver, and 5 in Mexican is a Cinco, which is also why it is called that. 

It is just a simple difference of language to call the coin in. Native Mexicans still call the 5 pesos the Cinco peso, and there isn’t a problem with that. 

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.