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Loose Change, ca 1945
19-MAR-2007 Larry Hill

Loose Change, ca 1945

Many governments ago, Mexico's currency was very hard and backed by gold. The 1945 Dos Pesos and Dos Y Medio (2.5) Pesos are two of the six standard denominations dated from 1945 to 1959, in both original and restrike.

The 2.5 peso coin is 15 mm in diameter - 3 mm smaller than a US dime - and contains 0.06 Troy ounces of gold. The smaller 2 peso coin is only 13 mm in diameter, smaller even than the smallest US coin, the 3c silver piece which was minted between 1851 and 1873. It contains just 0.0482 Troy ounces.

It takes a good pocketful of these coins to make up an ounce.

Nikon D2Xs ,Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 XR-DI Macro
0.77s f/10.0 at 200.0mm iso160 full exif

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Paul Milholland22-Mar-2007 04:01
Very nice job lighting the shot, Larry.
fotabug20-Mar-2007 22:43
I must say that you have a very nice collection of coins. Good pic
Pauline20-Mar-2007 07:32
Neat effect Larry, nice shot