Longstrider's Blog

19 Mar 2017


Coins-World | Longstrider

 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.
   Now the basics. The coin weighs 27.00 g of  proof .925 silver. It is 40  mm round with a reeded edge. KM number 962.  It comes from the Banco de Mexicano in the distinctive black double hinged holder shown.
Personally, I feel that this one coin is a perfect example of why our hobby is so great. You have the innate artistic beauty of the coin itself. The trade routes of historic Latin America. The history, based on the Coat Of Arms of all the countries involved and of course silver coinage in a limited, 2427/5000, set.
I feel very lucky to own this beauty. Thanks for looking and I look forward to any comments. Remember, rough translations. Thanks! 
Sources:  en.numista.com
                      Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money Volume 2



Level 6

Nice item to have in anyone's collection.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

beautiful coin indeed


Level 5

Beautiful coin. This is the best of everything for modern coins.


Level 6

Beautiful! And definitely a PROOF! Is that you I see in the reflection??? It's so brilliant! ; )


Level 6

That is one beautiful coin, silver too. I hadn't seen this before. Thanks for sharing.


Level 6

I'm happy to put up something everybody hasn't seen. That isn't easy!


Level 7

Now why cant I find a beauty like that and from the oldest mint in the western hemisphere. They still put out nice coins. Way to go. Enjoy it. Thank you for the pictures and the history.mike

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