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5 Pesos Mexican Cuauhtemoc Silver Coin 1947-1948, Varied Condition

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The 5 Pesos Mexican Silver Coin issued in 1947 and 1948 with an effigy of Cuauhtemoc on the reverse has become one of the most popular investment and collector pieces of the 21st century. This Mexican coin was issued with 90% silver content and 10% copper and was struck by the Mexican Mint, with this particular design combination, for just two years. Provident Metals now has 5 Pesos Mexican Cuauhtemoc Silver Coins available to you for purchase online.


  • Arrives with an individual protective plastic flip!
  • Released in 1947 and 1948!
  • Comes in varied conditions in this listing!
  • Contains .8681 Troy oz of actual silver content.
  • Issued a face value of 5 Pesos by the government of Mexico.
  • The obverse side depicts the national coat of arms.
  • On the reverse is an image of Cuauhtemoc.
  • Please remember that it is possible to receive coins with the same dates and conditions when you purchase several.

When you purchase the 5 Pesos Mexican Cuauhtemoc Silver Coins available to you in this Provident Metals listing, you will receive items that are in varied conditions. These coins were initially issued for circulation and could come in any condition ranging from About Uncirculated to those with heavier signs of handling, such as scratches, scuffs, dents, and wear patterns on the relief points of the design. All coins ship in plastic flips and have date marks of either 1947 or 1948.

Provident Metals cannot guarantee a specific date or condition in advance. We fulfill orders only after payment has cleared and will select coins to satisfy your order based on in-stock items at that moment. Please remember that it is possible your coins could come with matching dates and conditions if you purchase several.


The obverse side of 5 Pesos Mexican Silver Coins comes with the national coat of arms. The Mexican coat of arms featured here includes a golden eagle on the perch of a prickly pear cactus with its wings raised behind it. The eagle uses its beak and talons to control a snake it is trying to devour. Beneath the seal is a wreath of oak and laurel. An inscription above reads Estados Unidos Mexicanos.


On the reverse field of the 5 Pesos Mexican Cuauhtemoc Silver Coin is an effigy of the former Aztec Emperor. This left-profile bust of Cuauhtemoc is loosely based on the Bust of Cuauhtemoc that stands in el Zocalo in Mexico City. The portrait captures Cuauhtemoc wearing the traditional headdress of the emperor and is accompanied by inscriptions of 30 Gramos, Ley 0.900, Mo as the Mexican Mint mark, a date mark, and Cinco Pesos.


Cuauhtemoc was the last Aztec Emperor. Elected by the highest nobility in 1520, he summoned all the help he could from allied tribes of the Aztec to try and defend his capital and his people from Spanish Conquistadors. Ultimately, he was captured by Hernan Cortes and the Spanish as he tried to flee from Tenochtitlan. He was held captive by Cortes for nearly four years before Cortes had him put to death for allegedly plotting to kill Cortes.


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Product Details

Year 1947-1948
Mint Mark Varies
Metals Purity .900
Thickness 3 mm
Diameter 40 mm
Condition Varied
Denomination $5 Peso
Country Mexico
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series 5 Pesos
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 40 mm
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .8681 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Producer Mexican Mint
Provident ID 3835223