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Bicentennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence

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Dolores parish

At the right field, the facade and towers of the Parroquia de Dolores, the parish church where Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla uttered his famous "Grito de Dolores" (the call for the Mexican war of Independence) in the early morning hours of September 16, 1810, by ringing the now called Independence Bell, which is depicted in the upper left field. The obverse side shows the National Shield, surrounded by the leyend “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (United Mexican States).


Reverse

Obverse

Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and José María Morelos y Pavón

At the center, in full-lenght portrait, the effigies of two Independence personages; at the right side, the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla considered the "Father of the Nation" and, at the left side, the Generalissimo José María Morelos y Pavón holding a sabre with his right hand and, with the left hand, the document entitled “Sentimientos de la Nación" (Sentiments of the Nation). The obverse side shows the National Shield surrounded by the leyend: “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (United Mexican States).


Reverse

Obverse

Technical information

SilverWeightQualityDiameter (mm.)Fineness
Dolores parish 2 Oz. Proof 48.0 .999
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
José María Morelos y Pavón
2 Oz. Proof 48.0 .999

Commemorative coins

Background information (available only in Spanish)