Commemorating the first Olympic games ever held in a Spanish-speaking, Latin American country, Provident Metals carries Mexican 25 Peso Olympic Silver Coins. Composed of 72% pure silver, with an actual silver weight (ASW) of .5208 troy ounces, each coin arrives in extra fine condition or better.
The obverse of each Olympic 25 Peso features a Native Mexican in traditional dress, playing the Mesoamerican rubber ballgame, ōllamaliztli. He is depicted in front of an I-shaped court, with the iconic Olympic rings just below. The coin is inscribed with the phrase "JUEGOS DE LA XIX OLIMPIADA MEXICO," which means Games of the XIX Olympiad. The year is also included.
The reverse of each 1968 25 Peso features the Mexican Coat of Arms: a golden eagle standing on a prickly pear cactus, eating a rattlesnake. It is inscribed with the words "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS," or United States of Mexico, along with the coin’s purity, denomination and mintmark.
History of the Mexican 25 Peso Olympic Silver Coin
La Casa de Moneda de México is the oldest mint on the American continents. Established by viceroy Antonio de Mendoza of Spain in 1535, the mint was mandated by King Charles I, who was eager to open the first New World mint.
For the next 400 years, silver eight-reales and pesos circulated widely across the Americas and into Asia. In 1968, Mexico City was home to the 19th Summer Olympics. To celebrate, the Mexican Mint released the commemorative 25 peso Olympic silver coin. Today, all Mexican coins are produced in San Luis Potosí, though the mint is headquartered at the Museo Nacional de las Culturas in Mexico City.
A great gift for the Olympics fan in your family, purchase 1968 Mexican 25 Pesos from Provident Metals today. Dates are of our choice. Use our secure online ordering system to take advantage of the most timely, affordable shipping on the market.
|Condition||Au or Better|
|Actual Metal Weight Ozt||Between .51-1.0|
|Availability||Out of Stock|
- SurprisedJDon 2/21/15
OverallI'm surprised as they were better than expected!
- great coinsRobyon 7/30/14
Overallvery satisfied, great looking coins and fast shipping.
- Love itRandyon 6/30/13
OverallNeat coin and collectible. And basically a half ounce so it makes it easy to calculate.
- PerfectJMon 4/6/13
OverallThe coin was uncirculated and had almost no marks. Outstanding deal!
- Very Impressed With the Coin's Quality and AppearanceJames on 4/5/13
OverallI had never seen this Olympic coin until I saw it on Provident's site. I liked what I saw, and since I can't ever seem to buy just one of anything, I jumped a high hurdle and bought 20 of them. Well, they've arrived at their finish line now and they are absolutely beautiful. They may have slight signs of circulation on them, which was to be expected, but what delighted me the most was how frosty and crisp they still looked for being 45 years old. Im not lying when I say that they are as frosty as some of my 90% Morgans. And the silver wagon wheel effect you see when tilting the coin back and forth under the light, is equivalent to the wagon wheel effect that some of my Morgans produce. They passed my ping test too. And although they contain only a little more than a half ounce of silver, they are in effect, the same size as a Morgan dollar. Im really impressed, Thanks Provident! Let the games begin
- Nice!Overeasyon 12/18/12
OverallShipment arrived quickly and coin was great. Nice condition and a good looking addition to a small collection.
- Better than expected!TJVon 6/1/12
OverallThe coins look better than in the pictures. They have nice detail and weight and look uncirculated. . . . Good price fo over 1/2 oz of silver...
- I love this coin!Johnon 1/5/11
OverallAbsolutely one of my favorite recent purchases. This coin arrived in great condition, just as pictured/described.
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