This is the Mexico 10 Peso Hidalgo Silver Coin in either 1955 or 1956. Crafted from .8357 troy oz of .90 pure silver, 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 .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
- 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 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. 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 Mexico Peso Hidalgo 10 Peso Coin as it appeared in 1955 & 1956 features the hero of Mexico, Hidalgo. This coin would make a great addition to your collection. Get yours today.