Mexican Mint Information
La Casa de Moneda de México is the national mint of Mexico and is the oldest mint in the Americas.
The Mexican Mint was established in 1535 by the Spanish viceroy Antonio de Mendoza by a decree from the Spanish Crown to create the first mint in the Americas. The mint's silver eight-real coins and its successor coin, the silver peso, circulated widely in the Americas and Asia well into the 19th century and became the basis of the modern national currencies of many countries in these parts of the world, including the United States dollar, the Japanese yen and the Chinese yuan.
Since 1983, coins are only produced in San Luis Potosí. The ancient headquarters are currently the Museo Nacional de las Culturas in Mexico City. The mint's main client is the Bank of Mexico.
In the early twentieth century, the mint expanded its production by introducing Commemorative and Bullion Coins. In addition to creating fine coins at the request of Banco de Mexico, the mint also offers competitive pricing for other government customers. The Mexican Mint's customers include Germany, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Spain, United States of America, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, England, Malaysia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and Uruguay.
The Mexican Mint takes great pride in its history and five centuries of experience in producing coins. To improve its products, the Mint currently combines the experience of its workers with the benefits of modern technology. La Casa de Moneda de Mexico's current mission is to produce and sell the highest quality coins and medals for the Mexican Government, as well as offer quality coins for institutional and private clients around the world.