1968 Mexico 25 Peso Olympic Silver Coin

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The 1968 25 Peso Mexican Olympic Silver Coin stands as a captivating piece of numismatic history, minted to celebrate the Summer Olympics held in Mexico City. This coin, distinguished by its unique design and silver content, offers both collectors and investors a remarkable opportunity to own a piece of Olympic heritage. Its appeal lies not only in its aesthetic and historical value but also in its relatively low premium over the silver spot price, making it an attractive option for those looking to diversify their portfolios with silver coins.

 

Key Features :

  • A composition of .5209 oz of silver, derived from 22 grams of .720 fine silver.
  • The obverse features the Mexican coat of arms, with the denomination and fineness detailed at the bottom.
  • The reverse showcases an image of an Aztec ballplayer positioned above the Olympic rings, symbolizing the rich cultural heritage of Mexico.
  • Assurance of quality and authenticity guaranteed by Banco de Mexico.

 

The historical backdrop of this coin is deeply intertwined with the 1968 Summer Olympics, an event that marked a significant moment in sports history and was the first to be held in Latin America. The design of the coin, particularly the depiction of the Aztec ballplayer on the reverse, pays homage to Mexico’s ancient civilizations and their contributions to sports and culture. This symbolic representation not only celebrates the Olympic spirit but also highlights the importance of preserving and honoring Mexico’s rich cultural heritage.

 

On the obverse side, the coin proudly displays the Mexican coat of arms, a symbol of national identity and sovereignty. This emblem, accompanied by the denomination and silver purity, underscores the coin’s legal tender status and its adherence to the high standards of Mexican minting.

 

The reverse side captivates with its depiction of an Aztec ballplayer, a nod to the indigenous roots of Mexico and the ancient game of Ōllamaliztli, played by the Aztecs. This image, positioned above the iconic Olympic rings, serves as a bridge between Mexico’s past and its role as host of the 1968 Olympic Games, celebrating the global unity and competitive spirit that the Olympics symbolize.

 

With the 1968 25 Peso Mexican Olympic Silver Coin, you are embracing a tangible piece of Olympic and Mexican history, crafted in fine silver that transcends its monetary value. This coin weaves together the rich tapestry of Aztec tradition and the unifying spirit of the Olympics, encapsulated in a design that speaks volumes of Mexico’s heritage and pride. An investment in this coin is an investment in a legacy, offering both the tangible allure of silver and an enduring connection to a momentous global event.

Date

1968

Metal Content

.5209 Troy Ounce

Purity

.720 Fine

Denomination

25 Pesos

Condition

Various

Diameter

39 mm

Thickness

2.5 mm

Edge

Reeded

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