50 Gold Mexican Pesos | 1821-1947

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50 Mexican Pesos Centenario

In 1910 Mexico celebrated the Centennial of the beginning of its War of Independence with Spain. To commemorate the event, a giant column was erected in the middle of Mexico City with a statue of "El Angel de la Independencia", "The Angel of Independence", sitting atop. This 6.7-meter statue, constructed of Bronze and Gold, represents the "Winged Victory", a Greek symbol for the goddess Nike (Victory). In her right hand the Angel holds a luarel crown, symbolizing Victory, while in her left she holds a broken chain, symbolizing Freedom.

The obverse (front) of the Mexican 50 Pesos features a striking portrait of Winged Victory standing in front of the Mexican volcanoes Iztacc'huatl and Popocat'ptl. This coin is often compared to America's most beautiful coin, the $20 Saint-Gaudens. The obverse also lists the face value ('50 PESOS'),the gold content, and the date of issue opposite the date of Mexican Independence,1821.

As a side note, coins dated 1943 only have a variation of this design. The gold content ('37.5 Gr. ORO PURO') appears on both sides of Victory.
The reverse (back) features an eagle and snake design surrounded by the words 'ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS,' which translate to United Mexican States. 

Interestingly, the 50 Pesos, 10 Pesos, and 5 Pesos gold coins all feature the eagle facing forward, an antiquated version of the coat of arms developed in the French Style in the late 1800's.

Mexican 50 Pesos gold coins are often referred to as Centenarios. Their first year of issue was 1921 to celebrate Mexico's 100th anniversary of independence in 1821. From 1949 - 1972, nearly four million coins were re-struck, most likely with the date 1947.

Country: Mexico
Weight137.50g
Product number: 11201
Series: Mexican Peso
Mint: Banco de México
Purity: 900/1000
Diameter, mm: 37.00
Thickness, mm: 2.70
Face value: 50
Currency: Mexican Peso
Product packaging: Sachet
1 The weight displayed is the fine metal content of the item. It does not reflect the actual weight of the product which may be higher.
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By EDDY, / Oct 16, 2021

Centenarios

Hi , receive my coin , thanks ill buy more ,100 % trust on the company

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By Anonymous, United Kingdom / Dec 11, 2018

50 Pesos

I very much like this coin

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By Anonymous, Italy / Jul 15, 2018

Coin

Very valuable, and known among the gold coins

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By Anonymous, Spain / Apr 1, 2017

coin 50 pesos

Really good coin

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By Mirosław, Poland / Jun 17, 2022

50 peso

Przyjemny ciężar :)

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By Anonymous, France / Feb 24, 2022

Superbe

Belle monnaie

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By Anonymous, Spain / Feb 11, 2021

Tengo una

Tengo una de mi padre desde hace más de 40 años pero la fecha pone 1821-1921

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By Anonymous, Spain / Aug 1, 2020

Diferencias

Y como distinguir la reacuñacion de 1947 De la moneda en circulación original de50 pesos de 1947? Saludos

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By Anonymous, Spain / May 30, 2020

Una compra muy recomendable

Una de las monedas más bonitas que alguna vez han existido. Muy recomendable.

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By Anonymous, Switzerland / Jan 30, 2020

50 Mexikanische Pesos Centenario | Gold | 1821-1947

Wo kann man die Münze verkaufen?

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