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Mexican 50 Pesos Gold Coin

Specs: Mexico's 50 Peso Gold Coin (also known as the Centenario) has 1.2 troy ounces of gold. It weighs 41.67 grams (1.33 troy ounces) and contains 37.5 grams of gold (1.2 troy ounces). This coin is comprised of 90% gold and 10% copper with a diameter of 36mm.

The obverse of the Mexican Gold Coin 50 Pesos has an image of Winged Victory, with a laurel wreath in her right hand and broken chains in her left. Two famous Mexican volcanoes, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihautl, rise in the background. The 1821 on the lower left commemorates the year of Mexico's independence. The date on the right indicates year of mintage except for the restrikes which are all dated 1947 (over 4 million were restruck). The reverse depicts the Mexican Coat of Arms, which is an eagle perched on a cactus with a serpent in its beak.

The earlier 50 Pesos carry small premiums over the restrikes, except for the 1921 and the 1931 coins, which can come with a heftier premium. The 50 Pesos gold coins we sell are the least premium available and most often the restrike.

The massive success of the South African Krugerrand in the early 1970s drove the 50 Pesos and the 100 Coronas into obscurity, where they have remained. When they are available for sale in our store, they are sold for the same premium as the gold bars or less. Unless otherwise noted on our bullion page, we will have a limited quantity in stock. Please call for ordering availability.