The Mexican Mint ('La Casa de Moneda de Mexico') was the first in America, established by 'Cedula Real (Royal Decree)' in 1535.
The Mexican Mint has produced pieces that have been used internationally since the 17th century. In recent years it has exported coins and blanks to countries on every continent.
In 1910 the first commemorative coin was issued, made by the Mexican Mint, on the occasion of the centennial of the 'Grito de Dolores'.
In 1970 the Mint gained new facilities in the Calzada de Legaria.
The quality of each process within the Mexican Mint, from design to production, is guaranteed with the international certification of the ISO 9001-1994 Norm of Management and Quality Assurance Standards, granted by the Mexican Institute of Normalization and Certification and by the Quality Management Institute.
Casa de Moneda de Mexico (Mexican Mint) website http://www.cmonedam.com.mx/cmm/indice_i.htm, accessed 30 Jan 2004. A detailed history of the mint is provided at that site.