1968 Mexican 25 Pesos Olympic Silver Coin

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Get Your Mexican 25 Peso "Olys" for As low As $1.49 Over Melt Per Coin! These 25 Peso silver coins contain 72% pure silver and have an actual silver weight of .5208 troy ounces. All Coins will arrive in extra fine condition or better!

Product Description

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.

Additional Information

Denomination Foreign
Condition Au or Better
Actual Metal Weight Ozt Between .51-1.0
Mint/Brand Foreign
Availability Out of Stock
SKU BBFS-00582
  1. Excellent and much better than other sights
    Craigon 3/5/15
    All coins exceptional condition. Ordered some of these from another sight numerous grungy coins. Was also debating on ordering from another sight, but comments said when order a large amount they received numerous grungy coins. The other sight had free shipping (before Provident went to free shipping), but Provident had comments leading me to believe they had better quality of coins. I took a chance paid shipping at Provident, and am glad I did. Non are grungy, some have small amount of tarnish, but slight. For a coin that is almost 50 years old, very happy.
    Very fast shipping, exceptional coins and Provident tells you what they will pay if you sell them back and also the amount if you sell $1000 instead of 10k. I am not rich and do believe Provident is for the average guy. VERY Glad I FOUND Provident wish I had found them years ago.
    Thanks to all at Provident.
  2. Surprised
    JDon 2/21/15
    I'm surprised as they were better than expected!
  3. great coins
    Robyon 7/30/14
    very satisfied, great looking coins and fast shipping.
  4. Love it
    Randyon 6/30/13
    Neat coin and collectible. And basically a half ounce so it makes it easy to calculate.
  5. Perfect
    JMon 4/6/13
    The coin was uncirculated and had almost no marks. Outstanding deal!
  6. Very Impressed With the Coin's Quality and Appearance
    James on 4/5/13
    I 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
  7. Nice!
    Overeasyon 12/18/12
    Shipment arrived quickly and coin was great. Nice condition and a good looking addition to a small collection.
  8. Better than expected!
    TJVon 6/1/12
    The 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...
  9. I love this coin!
    Johnon 1/5/11
    Absolutely one of my favorite recent purchases. This coin arrived in great condition, just as pictured/described.

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