Mexican Currency Bills & Coins Billetes y Monedas MexicanasMay 12, 2017 • By Inside Mexico
The Mexican currency is called Peso and its symbol is $. The Peso and the US Dollar have both its origin in the 15th-19th century Spanish dollar.
The peso was originally the name of the eight real coins issued in Mexico by Spain and the first currency to use the $ symbol.
Its ISO code is MXN.
The first currency to be used in what is now Mexico, during Pre-Columbian times was the Cacao bean.
The Mexican Peso is the 8th currency most traded in the world and the 1st in Latin America.
Since 1535 the peso coins are made by la Casa de Moneda de Mexico. Bills are printed since 1969 by the Banco de Mexico.