In 1960 the Banco de Mexico produced a special commemorative version of the 10 Peso Coin for the 150th Anniversary of the Mexican War of Independence. This one year only design was made with .8357 Troy Oz of .90 silver
- Made of .8357 Troy oz of .90 pure silver
- Year of the coin you receive is either 1955 or 1956 depending on stock on hand
- Condition of coin is from AU condition to BU condition depending on stock on hand
- Face value of 10 pesos is backed by the Mexican Government
- Obverse has the image of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Francisco Madero
- Reverse side has Mexico’s National Coat of Arms an Eagle with a snake in its mouth
- Diameter: 40 mm
- Thickness: 2.8 mm
The obverse side of the coin features the image of two of Mexico’s greatest heroes, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Francisco Madero. Costilla, formerly a pastor, was the leader of a group of civilians that fought in the Mexican War for Independence. He became a martyr for the people as he was executed by firing squad. Madero was an activist who helped to kickstart the revolution. He orchestrated the overthrow of the dictator, Porfirio Díaz The image here is a profile of him facing to the left. Above his image is ‘INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD’. Below the image to the left is ‘DIEZ PESOS’. Underneath the image on the right side is an ‘M’, the mint mark for the Banco de Mexico. Near the mint mark is the year the coin was issued.
On the reverse side of the coin is Mexico’s National Coat of Arms. This image recreates the scene the Aztecs came upon where they witnessed a Mexican Gold Eagle with a rattlesnake in its mouth. They believed this was a sign that told them this was where they needed to build their great city. That city became Mexico City. Here is the eagle standing on a cactus using its beak and claws to subdue the snake. Above the image is ‘ESTRADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS’ which means the United States of Mexico.
This commemorative coin celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Mexican War for Independence would make a great addition to your collection. This coin is highly collectible as it was only made for one year. Don’t wait. Get yours today.