Mexico 25-PESOS (KM479.1)
Mexico 25-PESOS (KM479.1)

Mexico 25-PESOS (KM479.1) Northern Caracara

The Golden Eagle is the official bird and symbol of Mexico, and its imagery dates back to pre-Colombian codices of the Aztecs. However, it is very likely that the actual bird is the Northern Caracara, a falcon.

In 1968, the summer Olympics were held in Mexico City, and this coin was issued to commemorate that event. Did it circulate at the time? Not likely, although, it does have a fair amount of silver in it so I am sure it was used to pay for something somewhere.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 38 mm
  • Composition: 0.7200 Silver
  • CAT#: KM479.1

Obverse Legend

ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS 25 PESOS LEY 0.720

Reverse Legend

JUEGOS DE LA XIX OLIMPIADA MEXICO 1968

Edge Legend

INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD

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