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1947-1948 Mexican 5 Peso Silver Coin | Cuauhtémoc

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Celebrating Mexico’s last Aztec Emperor, Provident Metals carries 1947 – 1948 Cuauhtmoc Mexican 5 Peso coins. Composed of .8680 troy ounces of .900 pure silver, each coin will arrive in extra fine condition or better and dates are of our choice.

The obverse of these Mexican 5 Pesos features Cuauhtmoc, the Aztec tlatoani (which means ruler, speaker or king) who controlled the city-state of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521.

The coin features the left-facing profile of Cuauhtmoc — who surrendered to the Spanish and was executed by Hernn Corts in 1525 — in full headdress. It is inscribed with the words CINCO PESOS, 30 GRAMOS LEY 0.900, the year of issue and the mint mark MO, for the Mexico City Mint.

The reverse of each 1947 – 1948 Cuauhtmoc Silver 5 Peso features the Mexican coat of arms: an eagle with a snake in its beak, standing atop a cactus. The design is particularly fitting, since the name Cuauhtmoc means One Who Has Descended Like an Eagle. The coin is inscribed with the words ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS, or United Mexican States.

History of the Mexican Mint

La Casa de Moneda de Mxico is the oldest mint to open 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 1947, the Mexican government unveiled a silver five peso coin called the Cuauhtmoc, which celebrated the famous Mexican leader. Today, all Mexican coins are produced in San Luis Potos, though the mint is headquartered at the Museo Nacional de las Culturas in Mexico City.

Purchase 1947 – 1948 Mexican Cuauhtmoc 5 Pesos Silver Coins 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.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Metal Content Between .51-1.0
Condition XF or Better
Denomination Foreign
Provident ID 2554556