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Cultural Fusion

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These coins promote Mexico’s cultural legacy, the fruit of the fusion of the Pre-Hispanic and Spanish cultures during the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries, to the world. The origin of the Mexican Nation cannot be understood without first studying the harmonious blend of both cultures, each of which contributed and perfected elements of society, architecture, transportation, gastronomy as well as culinary habits and tastes.

In the middle of the obverse side of these coins is the National Emblem in sculptured relief and above it, in the form of a semi- circle the words "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS" (UNITED MEXICAN STATES). Smooth rim.


Individual presentation

Spaniard and Indigenous

In the center, slightly to the right, there are two heads in profile, one of a Spaniard with a helmet and mail, and one of an indigenous woman with a plume. In the left-hand field is the Mexican Mint, Casa de Moneda de México, in the form of a semi-circle, all together, cactus plants and stalks of wheat, in the middle of the upper field and in a semi-circle the words: “FUSIÓN CULTURAL" (CULTURAL FUSION), and below them the mint year; in the exergue are the words: "1.25 g DE ORO PURO LEY 0.750" (1.25 g OF PURE GOLD, FINENESS 0.750). Smooth rim.


Reverse
 
Obverse

The Architecture

In the middle and fading into the upper field is an allegorical composition of Pre-Hispanic and colonial elements (pyramid, aqueduct and church dome) with a maguey below, the words "CULTURAL FUSION". In the lower field three Spanish coins, cacao fruit, in the lower field on the right the Mexican Mint, la Casa de Moneda de México, in the upper left-hand field the mint year; in the exergue the text "1.25 g DE ORO PURO LEY 0.750" (1.25 g OF PURE GOLD, FINENESS 0.750). Smooth rim.


Reverse
 
Obverse

The Cacao

In the left-hand field, an Aztec sculpture of a man carrying a cacao husk; in the right-hand field the words "XOCOLATL FOR THE WORLD", in the upper right-hand field the name "THE CACAO", below it the mint year, and below that the mark of the Mexican Mint, Casa de Moneda de México, in the lower left-hand field in a semi-circle the words "1.25 g DE ORO PURO LEY 0.750" (1.25 g OF PURE GOLD, FINENESS 0.750). Smooth rim.


Reverse
 
Obverse

The Merchandise

In a semi-circle in the upper left-hand field the words: "FUSIÓN CULTURAL" (CULTURAL FUSION), away from the center to the right of the field, an allegory of Mesoamerican and Spanish cultural fusion (a horse, a cob of corn, a maguey, a two real coin, a pot of cacao, a sheath of wheat and cross); in the right-hand field the Mexican Mint, la Casa de Moneda de México; in the lower left-hand field the words: "1.25 g DE ORO PURO LEY 0.750" (1.25 g OF PURE GOLD, FINENESS 0.750), below the mint year. Smooth rim.


Reverse

Obverse

Technical information

Gold Quality Diameter (mm) Fineness
Spaniard and Indigenous Proof 13.0 .750
The Architecture Proof 13.0 .750
The Cacao Proof 13.0 .750
The Merchandise Proof 13.0 .750