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Mexican 50 Peso
The Mexican 50 Peso, also called ‘Centenario’ is a Mexican gold bullion coin first minted in 1921 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. The obverse of the 50 Peso bears the image of Winged Victory, with a laurel wreath in her right hand and broken chains in her left. The 1821 on the lower left commemorates the year of Mexico’s independence. The date on the right indicates year of mintage. The coins were produced from 1921-1931 and production restarted in 1943 due to the demand for gold coins. Coins minted between 1949 and 1972 are restrikes and most likely dated “1947”. The reverse depicts the Mexican Coat of Arms, which is an eagle perched on a cactus with a serpent in its beak. The coin is 90% gold and 10% copper (21.6-karat) and contains 1.20565 troy ounces of gold. Also available are Mexican 20, 10, 5, 2.5 and 2 peso coins (minimum orders may apply for fractional coins).