Mexican Gold 50 Peso - Common Date

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  • Title: Mexican Gold 50 Peso - Common Date
  • Purity: .9
  • Metal: Gold
  • Weight: 1.2057 Oz

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In 1910 Mexico celebrated the Centennial of the beginning of ifs War of Independence with Spain. Sparked by the Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla issuing his "Grito de Dolores" or "Cry of Dolores" which called for the end of 300 years of Spanish rule in Mexico. To commemorate the event a column was erected in Mexico City with a statue of "El Angel de la Independencia" "The Angel of Independence". In 1921 when the minting began of the Mexican 50 Gold Pesos they used this grand statue as its obverse.

The Obverse

The obverse shows the statue standing in Mexico City consisting of bronze and gold. Representing the "Winged Victory" a Greek symbol for the goddess Nike (Victory) While standing tall atop the column in her right hand the Angel holds a laurel crown symbolizing Victory. The Angels left hand holds a broken chain symbolizing Freedom. She is striding between two of Mexico's volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl.

The Reverse

The Mexican coat of arms depicts the Mexican golden eagle with its wings spread wide. Eating a snake while perched on a cactus with it facing forwarding.

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