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02 Sep 2018

QUETZALCOATL the FEATHERED-SERPENT

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I found a couple of nice items at my coin dealer yesterday and would like to share some here. This is one of them. I usually stick with older silver coins but this one talked to me. Below are my pictures of the 1981 Five Peso coin I couldn't resist. This was a common circulated coin made between 1980-1985. It was demonetarized on November 11, 1995. It is 10.25 g of copper-nickel. With a diameter of 27.24 mm it is roughly a bit larger than our quarter. It has a round outside with a heptagonal field with a thickness of 2.21mm. For reference, its KM number is 485 and Schon #77.

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18 Aug 2017

5 PESO MEXICAN SILVER

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One of the perks of doing business with the same coin dealer is you can set up a friendship with him and/or her. I'm lucky enough to have this with my main dealer. He knows I collect old Mexican and Spanish coins. When this 5 peso coin came in to his store, he set it aside for me. Last time I went to his store, he said he had something for me to check out. Needless to say, I snapped it up. I am the new owner of a 1948 5 peso silver coin minted in Mexico City. This type coin was only minted in 1947 and 1948. You can't tell from my dull photos but the coin almost has a DMPL finish and luster. It has a total weight of 30 g of .900 silver. It has a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 4 mm.. The reverse, in semi-high relief, has the bust of Aztec chieftain Cuaht'emoc centered with surrounding lettering and repeating "L" shape around rim and the date on the right side. The obverse has the usual Mexican Eagle with snake and cactus centered. It is surrounded with lettering and a rope like design all around the edge of the coin. The edge is reeded. I hope you enjoy the coin as much as I do. I look forward to your comments. Thanks for looking!!

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19 Mar 2017

MONEDAS HISTORICAS IBEROAMERICANAS

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Below I have a great 2010 Mexican commemorative silver coin. It is eighth in the series that roughly translates as "the money history of Latin America." This coin is dated 2010 but was not released until 2011. Minted in the famous mint at Mexico City, it is released by the Banco de Mexico. The obverse has the Mexican Coat of Arms completely encircled by the coat of arms of Argentina, Cuba, Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Portugal.The reverse depicts both the obverse and reverse of the famous 1910 Caballito coin superimposed over an antique map of the world know as the "Carta Marina Nuova Tavala". This map is famous partly for being one of the earliest maps showing California's peninsula. The web of lines are the famous sea ports of Mexico and Latin America.

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