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23 Aug 2022

1981 Mexico 5 Pesos Coin

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Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god from the Aztec and Mayan Mexican civilizations, a sun god, a life-giving god and from its huge mouth a human emerging into this realm. The god's head is depicted as seen at a sculpture in a Chichen-Itzá temple in Mexico ancient district within this coin's reverse.

The coin bears also the National Coat of Arms on its obverse. Even though it circulated for a short period of time it is perhaps an eagerly sought item due to its curious representation of both sculpture and mythology.

Within this decade of the 80's Mexican currency was switching in design from a political past depiction into a more cultural and folkloric tendency. Here I present a nice sample of this trend, part of my internationally extensive currency collection. Enjoy and thanks for your comments.

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Comments

Kepi

Level 6

I really like this coin. Very cool design! I've also learned alot about Quetzalcoatl... I'm an "Ancient Aliens" fan big time and they have quite a few shows dedicated to this god. I'd love to go a visit some of these ancient sites. Have you ever had the chance to travel to some of these ares? ; )

AC coin$

Level 6

No Kepi, I've never been to México, nor any South American country. Indeed I concur with Mexica* Mythology and many Mayan and Aztec mysteries still to solve. Thanks much for your comments.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I really enjoy my Mexican collection. I remember how shocked I was when I found a 500 and a 1000 peso coin. Then I did the currency exchange. Oh well, there went my new found fortune. There is a lot for me to learn about Mexican coins. Anybody got recommendations for reading?

AC coin$

Level 6

Bama, Casa de la Moneda in México, DF has a wonderful website. Banxico, The Bank of México also has a special tab section dealing with tgeir currency in a more historical fashion. Thanks much for your comments.

Longstrider

Level 6

One of my favorites. Too bad there is no silver in it.

Kepi

Level 6

It does look like it should be silver! ; )

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Level 6

Thanks Longstrider, it does look silverlike indeed. Wish it was though.

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