Mexico 1 oz Silver Onza Balance Scale AU/BU (Random Year)

Mexico 1 oz Silver Onza Balance Scale AU/BU (Random Year)
This photograph illustrates the quality of the coin(s) you will receive, not the exact item. "Random Years" coins will be dates of our choosing.

Product Details

A beautiful Sterling Silver investment.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .925 Silver.
  • Packaged individually in a plastic flips.
  • Dated 1979 or 1980, these bullion coins will be mostly Almost Uncirculated or better (some may have toning)
  • Random Year - Date(s) on these coins will be of our choosing and may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand.

Protect and display your Onza in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

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Product ID: 9558
Year: Random
Grade: Almost Uncirculated/Uncirculated
Grade Service: None
Denomination: 1 Onza
Mint Mark: Mo - Mexico City
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Purity: .925
Manufacturer: Mexico City Mint
Inner Pack: N/A
Outer Pack: N/A
Customer Reviews
Mexico 1 oz Silver Onza Balance Scale AU/BU (Random Year)
4.8 Overall

(based on 14 reviews)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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Favourite Mexican coin

By  Hermes the beekeeper

from Vonu



  • Recognized Brand
  • Durability
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design


  • Poor Condition
  • Common (higher mintage)

+++++ Beautiful - The reeding is subtle, the impress more or less clear (rather too refined for my eye), but best of all... there are no old ladies or fat men, such as in Canadian coins or pre-Republic of Mexico coins. The obverse edge design is very attractive. All in all, the design is simple and masculine. The colour of onzas is more like silver dollars because those are 90%. I prefer this colour to pure bullion, which is a wee bit too white for my liking. - Scale - Reverse scale is a bit too refined for my old eyes. +++ Strong - I actually prefer .925 rather than 999 or 9999 because the coin is more durable. In the case of this coin it still contains one troy ounce, so who cares if it isn't 'pure' silver? - Low mintage - According to a poster on Coin Community the mintage of authentic 1980 onzas is 6,104,000. I do not know how that compares, but it sounds like not a low mintage. I bought this for Ag and design (not as a collector), so again, I don't care. - Condition - Abrasians (scuffs and one fine scratch) but so what? I am no coin expert, but still think I must have gotten one of the NOT Uncirculated ones. The slightly soiled by time appearance gives it character. ? Enclosure - APMEX brand folder looks good, although I would prefer a more pliable quality of plastic. Over time this one will crack. I will order more if it is on sale again. I would prefer if they were sold by the tube by APMEX.

I love it

By  carlongo

from dallas texas


I love this coint... Its old but it feels nice to hold them in your hands... compared to my new generic silver coins, this one feels heavier even thought they weight the same.

Nice, but not great

By  Mike

from Utah


I must have gotten a dud, as the coin I received certainly wasn't close to AU. What I received was in similar condition as some of the more heavily circulated silver one pesos I have. Lots of scratches and heavy discoloring, especially on one side. I knew I was taking a gamble on this one, but was hoping for a collector quality piece (as I wasn't purchasing it as bullion). Next time I want to go this route I'll just hit the online auctions so I can see exactly what I'm getting. I'm sure this route works great for a lot of people, I just wasn't a lucky one. Not worth the time or energy to exchange it.

Very nice coin, indeed!

By  Ron, Silver Fanatic

from San Jose, CA



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


  • Nothing

Received my order a day earlier than anticipated. The 1979 coin I received was easily AU, and was the Type II variant. Big in the hand, small on the wallet. It may not be the most beautiful one ounce silver coin Mexican coinage has to offer, but it fills a niche in the old collection.

Exactly as described.

By  Sterling Silver

from Franklin County, OH


I bought 10 of these, and they were exactly as described, to wit: I received 6 of 1979 date and 4 of 1980, 1 was in MS 60 or 61 in my estimation, most were AU, one was heavily toned on the reverse. I had bought 2 of these years earlier from another dealer, and wanted these 10 to have an entire troy pound of sterling silver coins. As far as I know, these are the only modern large coins that were minted in sterling silver. You get a full ounce of silver, since the coin itself weighs 33.625 g, and that is stamped on each one. These arrived in 4 days, and packaged securely and discreetly, another excellent shipment from Apmex. All 6 of the 1979 had the scale on the reverse pointing directly to the "U" in "UNA"; according to pictures supplied on Apmex's website, these would be Type 2. If so, I appreciate that little bonus. Completely happy with my purchase.

Awesome coin

By  The Silver Squirrel

from Chicago, IL


I was so delighted with this coin. It was in excellent condition.

Great coins. Excellent condition.

By  D. Luo

from Texas


Ordered two of these balance scale onzas. Received a 1979 and a 1980 in absolutely stunning condition. The 1979 actually turned out to be the rarer Type II variant. Very pleased. Will order again.

Another best in show!!

By  Robert L.

from Mesa AZ.


I purchased this product on sale to add to my Casa de Moneda collection of silver. The coin is well struck. The details jump off the face of the coin. Thank you again for another addition to my stack. Will purchase again soon!!

Wonderful piece

By  Andrew

from NW PA


These are some of the favorite pieces in my collection. I believe they are the world's first one ounce coin, after the 1949 printing of the same design.

Mexican 1 oz Balance Scale silver coin

By  Lola

from San Luis Obispo, CA.


I purchase Mexican silver coins for their sentimental value. Also because they are easy to sell.

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