The Mexican 2.5 Peso Gold coin was once a very common coin seen in circulation every day. Now it is a highly collectible coin appreciated for its craftsmanship and gold content. Crafted from 0.0603 troy oz of .90 pure gold, these coins really stand out in design and are part of a rich history the peso represents to Mexico. The year and condition you receive depend on the stock on hand.
- Made of 0.0603 Troy oz of .90 pure gold
- Year and condition vary depending on stock on hand
- Face value of 2.5 pesos is backed by the Mexican Government
- Obverse has the image of Don Miguel y Costilla
- Reverse side has Mexico’s National Coat of Arms an Eagle with a snake in its mouth
- Diameter: 15.5 mm
- Thickness: .86 mm
The obverse side of the coin features the image of one of Mexico’s greatest heroes, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. 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. The image here is a profile of him facing to the left. Below the image to the left is ‘DOS Y MEDIO 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.
Get the Mexican 2.5 Peso Gold Coin and take home a highly collectible piece of Mexican history and highly collectible addition to your collection. Get yours today.