Produced by the prestigious Banco de Mexico, the Peso is perhaps Mexico’s most iconic piece of currency. Pesos were first released in 1921 to mark 100 years of Mexican Independence. The 10 Peso Mexican Gold Coin is the series’ third largest denomination. Each piece has been struck from 0.2411 troy oz of 90% pure gold and measures 22.5 mm in diameter. Please keep in mind that this exclusive collection includes a broad range of 10 Peso coins, varying in both condition and mintage years. While APR 57 is not able to provide such details to customers prior to shipping, customers can rest assured that the coins they receive will be 100% authentic.
Proudly portrayed on the obverse of the coin is Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, one of Mexico’s greatest heroes. Originally a pastor, he helped lead an army of civilians in battle during the Mexican War for Independence. He would ultimately die a martyr’s death in front of an execution squad. From his noble profile to the warm expression on his face, great care has been taken to provide an accurate portrayal of this significant historical figure. Printed along the edge of the coin is its denomination of “Diez Pesos” in native Spanish along with the coin’s year of issue.
The reverse side of the coin has been engraved with Mexico’s National Coat of Arms. In this image, a Mexican Gold Eagle is seen standing atop a prickly pear cactus anduses its strong beak and claws to grapple against a serpent. The significance of this image spans all the way back to the founding of Mexico, when according to legend, the first settlers interpreted this phenomenon as a sign of where to build their city. Since then, the image has come to represent the triumph of the righteous against their enemies. Further contributing to the patriotic motif of the reverse side are the words “Estados Unidos Mexicanos,” which have been inscribed above the coat of arms.
With its masterful craftsmanship and striking artwork, the 10 Peso Mexican Gold Coin is an impressive piece that is suitable as either a collectible or an investment. For any questions, customers may call 212-246-2000. Additional support is also available via live chat or online submission forms.
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