Mexico Gold Coins
Mexico has a rich tradition of issuing gold coins, including both bullion coins and collectors items. The coin shown here is a One Thousand Peso coin, shown as $1,000 on the coin itself. It weighs one troy ounce, and is made of .999 fine gold. This particular coin is a single year design, and shows a stylised Jaguar's head
Pre - Columbian Series - Stone of the Suns - Jaguar
In 1992, the Mexican Mint commenced a series of commemorative gold and silver coins, to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the discovery by Christopher Columbus, featuring designs from pre-Columbian Mexico. The 1992 coins take their designs from a stone, the Stone of Suns, or Piedra de las Soles. This apparently has four faces, each representing one of the first four suns. It seems that in Aztec mythology, there were 4 previous suns before the current one. The Jaguar also represents the earth's fertility, and possibly the fourth sun.
1,000 Pesos - One Ounce
Key to Table
Denomination = Face Value
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Gold Content = Gold content in Troy Ounces.
Prices & Availability by Date
The following prices are subject to gold bullion price fluctuations and exchange rate changes.
Because of gold bullion price fluctuations, our selling prices on these and most bullion coins are subject to change without notice. Please don't let this stop you from ordering, we will do our best to meet your order.
You can always check the current price with us before ordering.
Cheaper in Mexico?
One of our customers returned from a holiday in Mexico, and phoned us to compare prices. Most Mexican gold coins would cost you substantially more in Mexico, and you would save enough money buying from us to pay for a holiday in Mexico!
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order
Rest of World (where available) £10 International Registered (fully insured)
According to the Banco de Mexico:
Jaguar Piedra de los Soles
La escultura original presenta cuatro caras en las que se representan las cuatro edades o soles anteriores al quinto sol. La primera de dichas edades está representada por un jaguar y el número "4". Dicho número simboliza el sol de tierra o sol de noche, mientras que el jaguar representa la fertilidad de la tierra. En esta pieza se representa la cabeza del jaguar con las fauces abiertas y sus características manchas. Unicamente se aprecian tres numerales ya que una esquina de la pieza se encuentra mutilada.
El valor facial de estas monedas es de $1,000, $500 y $250, con diámetros de 34.5, 29.0 y 23.0 mm. para las presentaciones de una, 1/2 y 1/4 Oz., respectivamente. Ley 0.999, acabados en satín y espejo.
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Mexican gold coins, whether listed on this page or not. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.
Obverse of 1992 Mexican One Ounce Gold $1,000
Other Mexican Coins
Jaguar on Reverse of 1992 Mexican One Ounce Gold $1,000