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1 kg gold, Bicentennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence

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To round off the celebration of the Bicentenary of Mexico’s War of Independence, and in accordance with the decree published in the Official Federal Gazette on Tuesday, June 14th 2011, a commemorative one kilogram coin of pure gold was minted, the first ever coin with these features minted in Mexico. There are only 200 such coins and each comes in a fine box and includes a certificate of authenticity printed on secure paper and signed by Banco de México officials as well as a booklet of relevant information on the Bicentenary of the War of Independence, the minting and issuing process.

 

Obverse

In the middle the National Emblem in sculptured relief with the following words in a semi-circle above it: “UNITED MEXICAN STATES”.  Around the edge different emblems used throughout Mexico’s history are reproduced as well as the eagle in the middle of the first page of the Codex Mendoza. Smooth rim.

 
Obverse

Reverse

In the upper field in a semi-circle are the words “BICENTENARY”; below it the number “1810” and below that “2010”. In the middle, in perspective, is the Winged Victory figure of the Independence Column;  in the left field, in a semi-circle are the words: “1 KG OF PURE GOLD”; together in the lower right-hand field the number “200” and the word “PESOS”, stepped perimeter; in the exergue the Mexican Mint, Casa de Moneda de México. Smooth rim.

 
Reverse

Technical characteristics

  • Face value: 200 pesos
  • Diameter: 90 mm
  • Edge: Lettered "Independencia y Libertad" (Independence and Freedom)
  • Metal: Gold
  • Weight: 1000 grams
  • Finish: Proof
  • Fineness: 0.999

1kg gold commemorative coin

Background information (PDF) (available only in Spanish)