The peso (sign: $; code: MXN) is the currency, or money, of Mexico. The symbol used for the peso is "$", which is the same as for the US dollars it got its symble from the Spanish-Mexican currency. It is one of the most traded currencies in the world. The current ISO 4217 code for the peso is MXN; before its value was changed in 1993, the code MXP was used. The peso is made up of 100 centavos, represented by "¢". The name comes from the Spanish words pesos oro (gold weights) or pesos plata (silver weights). The meaning of peso in English is weight.