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Coin characteristics

Obverse

Mexico´s official National Shield.


Obverse

Reverse

Allusive reason to an event, year of minting, symbol of The Mexican Mint (Casa de Moneda de México) and face value or the amount of contained fine metal specification in each piece.


Reverse

The main difference between a coin and a medal is the use of the Mexican official National Shield at the obverse of the coin. Also, coins portray the facial value or the fine metal content, while a medal lacks one of these elements.


Coins: Face value, official coat of arms, and fine metal content