Mexican peso | use outside mexico

Use outside Mexico

A Mexican dollar used as currency in Tokugawa Japan, countermarked with "Aratame sanbu sadame" (改三分定, fixed to the value of 3 bu).

The 18th and 19th century Spanish dollar and Mexican peso were widely used in the early United States. On July 6, 1785, the value of the United States dollar was set by decree to approximately match the Spanish dollar. Both were based on the silver content of the coins.[16] The first U.S. dollar coins were not issued until April 2, 1792, and the peso continued to be officially recognized and used in the United States, along with other foreign coins, until February 21, 1857. In Canada, it remained legal tender, along with other foreign silver coins, until 1854 and continued to circulate beyond that date. The Mexican peso also served as the model for the Straits dollar (now the Singapore/Brunei Dollar), the Hong Kong dollar, the Japanese yen and the Chinese yuan.[17] The term Chinese yuan refers to the round Spanish dollars, Mexican pesos and other 8 reales silver coins which saw use in China during the 19th and 20th century. The Mexican peso was also briefly legal tender in 19th century Siam, when government mints were unable to accommodate a sudden influx of foreign traders, and was exchanged at a rate of three pesos to one Thai baht.[18]

Modern use

Some establishments in border areas of the United States accept Mexican pesos as currency, such as certain border Walmart stores, certain border gas stations such as Circle K, and the La Bodega supermarkets in San Ysidro on the Tijuana border.[19] In 2007, Pizza Patrón, a chain of pizza restaurants in the southwestern part of the U.S., started to accept the currency, sparking controversy in the United States.[20][21] Other than in U.S., Guatemalan, and Belizean border towns, Mexican pesos are generally not accepted as currency outside of Mexico.[citation needed]

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Other Languages
Afrikaans: Meksikaanse peso
العربية: بيزو مكسيكي
azərbaycanca: Meksika pesosu
Bân-lâm-gú: Be̍k-se-ko peso
беларуская: Мексіканскі песа
català: Peso mexicà
čeština: Mexické peso
español: Peso mexicano
Esperanto: Meksika peso
euskara: Peso mexikar
فارسی: پزو مکزیک
français: Peso mexicain
한국어: 멕시코 페소
hrvatski: Meksički pezo
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: মেক্সিকান পেসো
Bahasa Indonesia: Peso Meksiko
interlingua: Peso mexican
italiano: Peso messicano
lietuvių: Meksikos pesas
Bahasa Melayu: Peso Mexico
монгол: Мексик песо
Nāhuatl: Mexihco peso
Nederlands: Mexicaanse peso
português: Peso mexicano
română: Peso mexican
Simple English: Mexican peso
српски / srpski: Мексички пезос
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Meksički pezo
Türkçe: Meksika pesosu
Tiếng Việt: Peso México