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1968 25 Pesos Mexican Olympic Silver Coin Varied Condition

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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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Product Details

Metal Content .5209 Troy Ounce
Denomination 25 Pesos
Year 1968
Mint Mark MO - Mexico City
Metals Purity .720
Producer Mexican Mint
Thickness 2.5 mm
Diameter 39 mm
Outer Pack 100
Condition Varied
Country Mexico
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series 25 Peso
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Packaging Dimensions 1.5x1.5x0.1
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2554551