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, ?llamaliztli. 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 Mxico 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 Potos, 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. Use our secure online ordering system to take advantage of the most timely, affordable shipping on the market.
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|Metal Content||0.5208 troy oz|
|Condition||XF or Better|