The Mexican Peso was originally released in 1921 in honor of the Centenario, or Mexico’s first century of freedom. It has since become one of the country’s most iconic pieces of currency. This exquisite 20 Peso Mexican Gold Coin is the second largest denomination in the coin series. Produced by the renowned Banco De Mexico, each coin has been finely crafted from 0.4823 troy oz of 90% pure gold, making it a suitable piece for expanding one’s investment portfolio.
The artwork shown the 20 Peso Mexican Coin pays homage to the country’s rich heritage. Serving the primary focal point of the obverse is the Cuauhxicalli Eagle Bowl or as it is more commonly known, the Aztec Calendar Stone. This large ancient sculpture was believed to be a ceremonial basin whose decorations served as either an astronomical or astrological guide. Historical enthusiasts among the viewers will undoubtedly be impressed by the intricate level of detail that has been captured from the bowl’s original design, especially the face of Tonatiuh, the sun god, in the stone’s center. Appearing beneath the stone are the coin’s denomination, weight and purity in Spanish.
Proudly depicted on the reverse side of the coin is the official Mexican Coat of Arms. This stirring emblem depicts the Mexican Gold Eagle, perched upon a cactus as it uses its powerful beak and talons to subdue a serpent. It is meant to symbolize the the ultimate triumph of the good over the wicked and would ultimately serve as a symbol of hope during their war against Spain. Also inscribed along the upper portion of the coin is the title, “Estados Unidos Mexicanos.”
Whether for its financial merit or historical significance, the 20 Peso Mexican Gold Coin is a stunning piece of currency that is certain to enhance any collection. For any questions regarding this coin, please call us at 212-246-2000. Additional support can be reached via live chat or online submission forms.
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