Banco de México, is the nation’s central bank, autonomous in its operations and management as mandated by the Mexican Constitution. Its primary objective is to provide the economy with domestic currency and to procure the stability of the currency’s purchasing power, as well as to promote both the sound development of the financial system and the adequate functioning of the payment systems.
On August 25th, 1925, during the presidential term of General Plutarco Elías Calles, the central bank of Mexico, known as Banco de México, was constituted. This was done in order to comply with the Mexican Constitution, which assigns the issuing of money to “one single bank, controlled by the Federal Government” according to its 28th Article.
Towards the last quarter of the XX Century, as a result of the country’s financial and economic evolution, as well as to the most modern and accepted trends on central banking, Banco de México was granted autonomy in its functions and administration. As a result of this reform, its main objective is to provide stability to the purchasing power of the national currency, the Mexican Peso.
Throughout the years, Banco de México with the support of the Casa de Moneda de México -the Mexican mint house, first of its kind in America, founded in 1535- has participated in the numismatic markets with different programs of fine metal coins and medals. In time, this has become an activity of great tradition which enjoys the quality, beauty and art that the craftsmen mould into each of the minted pieces.
In this catalogue of fine metal coins and medals, the investor, numismatist and the general public will find a wide range of numismatic pieces of different qualities, sizes, designs, etc. All the pieces that integrate this catalogue are an expression, both of