A gold 2 pesos coin from Mexico, dated 1945, in Brilliant Uncirculated condition - strong luster and no wear (see product pictures for examples).
The obverse side of the coin features Miguel Hidalgo, a Mexican catholic priest and a leader of the independence movement. Decrying the poor treatment of native Mexicans by the Spanish elite, Hidalgo rallied an army of 90,000 farmers and civilians and marched against the Spanish. Though his army was defeated, and Hidalgo himself was executed by firing squad, his revolutionary spirit lived on and he became a symbol of the revolution. The reverse side of the coin features the coat of arms of Mexico, a golden eagle perched on a cactus, devouring a snake. The imagery is derived from an ancient Aztec legend - a god told the Aztecs to found a city on the spot where they saw an eagle eating a snake on a cactus - the city they founded on that spot is modern-day Mexico City.
Specifications: Each coin measures 13mm in diameter, weighs 1.7g, and is made of .900 fine gold. Each coin will be shipped in a archival-quality mylar flip, secured in a corrugated cardboard safety mailer by Original Skin Coins. If you have any questions on this listing, please contact us (O.S.C.) and we will respond within 24 hours.
One (1) gold 2 Pesos coin from Mexico, dated 1945
Brilliant Uncirculated condition - strong luster and no wear
Specs: .900 fine gold, 13mm, 1.7g
A beautiful small gold coin from the Mexican Republic
Features Father Miguel Hidalgo, a hero of the Mexican war of independence