1979 Mexico 1 oz Silver Onza (Type II)

1979 Mexico 1 oz Silver Onza (Type II)

First minted in 1949, the Mexican Onza is one of the oldest modern bullion coins. This 1979-dated example is the rare Type II variety, distinguished by placement of the reverse legend.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz actual Silver weight.
  • Coin comes in protective plastic.
  • Scarce Type II variety can be distinguished by the left pan of the balance scale pointing between the U and the N in "UNA".
  • Obverse: "Casa de Moneda de México" and the date with an image of a screw press.
  • Reverse: Una Onza Troy de Plata Pura with a set of balance scales at center.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Mexican government,

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Customer Reviews of 1979 Mexico 1 oz Silver Onza (Type II)
1979 Mexico 1 oz Silver Onza (Type II)
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A coin is worthy

By  HyattMart

from Jekyll Island, Ga.


I love this 1979 Silver Onza (Type II). Mainly because like many Mexican coins and Libs, Onza and Pesos they were designed and crafted to tell a story of history. AMPEX has it a decent price. I am buying a few more.


  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

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By  Pacoman

from Rio Rancho, New Mexico??


Really impressed with this coin. The photo does not do this coin justice. Get one now, price is only going to go up on this one. Real nice piece of silver


  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

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