Carlos Amaya submitted the following announcement of his new book on Mexican coinage. -EditorI´m glad to present my newest work, Illustrated Price Guide Of The Modern Mexican Coins, 1905 To Date, Including Errors And Varieties, Bilingual Spanish / English by Carlos A. Amaya Guerra. 8.5 x 11.0. Hard cover. xviii, 440 pages. Monterrey, NL. Mexico
This book consists on an investigation on the coins minted for circulation in Mexico from 1905 to 2007 (without considering the revolutionary and the commemorative coins). In the first part of the book are presented each type of coin with a big picture for their clear identification and the description of the obverse, reverse, edge, composition, diameter, weight and the Mint where the coin was minted.
Mexico only uses the Mo mintmark, however the coins has been coined in three different places from 1905 (without considering the revolutionary stage) Apartado, Legaria and San Luis Potosi. In this book you will know where the coins were minted and in which years two or even the three plants minted one type coin. For example in 1989 the three plants minted the 20 pesos coin.
Next most of the major Mexican varieties are described (as the 1981/1982 20 cents coin with single ear and with doubled ear) and also many interesting minor varieties, as famous die chips (warts on nose, cold nose, pearl on the forehead, etc.). The variety coins are presented with photo, a brief description and the estimated prices in three types of conditions. Inserted between the variety coins are presented diverse articles about the description of certain classes of varieties, errors, for the first time is present an study of hiding initials in Mexican coins made by some engravers, and other articles of interest. In this chapter you will find doubled dies, small and large letters varieties, different numbers of thorns in the nopal varieties, large over/small letters varieties, hidden initials varieties, mules, rotated dies, die breaks, die chips, cuds, varieties with and without points, different mintmark varieties, snakes with and without tongue, thin and thick date varieties, etc.
At the second part of the book are present diverse errors coins (wrong planchets, clipped coins, indents, brockages, multiple strikes, offcenters, etc.) with their prices.
This book is the first one that describes most of the modern Mexican numismatic errors and varieties (some called the Mexican Cherrypickers’ book), have more than 3000 photos of many Mexican variety coins, most of them for the first time reported.
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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