20-peso coin commemorating the centennial of General Emiliano Zapata Salazar’s death

Design features

Type C1
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Dodecagon (12-sided)
Weight 12.67 grams
Edge

Interrupted milled

Obverse

In the center field, the national shield with the inscription "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS" (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) along the top of the coin.

Reverse

The figure of general Emiliano Zapata Salazar appears at the center of the coin, and, in the background, on the left side, there is a peasant farmer plowing the soil. On the right side of the coin, there is an image of Mexico’s map (latent image), and, in the upper part, on the hat, a micro text reading “TIERRA Y LIBERTAD” ("LAND AND FREEDOM"). In the upper semicircle surrounding the edges of the coin, there is the legend "EMILIANO ZAPATA SALAZAR”. On the left side of the coin, there is Mexico’s mintmark, and, in the exergue, the "$20" denomination and the years 1919 and 2019.

Composition

1. Center of the coin: copper-nickel-zinc alloy.

  • Content: 65% (sixty five percent) copper; 10% (ten percent) nickel; and 25% (twenty-five percent) zinc.
  • Weight: 5.51 grams.

2. Peripheral ring of the coin: bronze-aluminum alloy.

  • Content: 92% (ninety two percent) copper; 6% (six percent) aluminum; and 2% (two percent) nickel.
  • Weight: 7.16 grams.
In circulation as of April 12, 2021.
Credits and acknowledgements

"GRAL. EMILIANO ZAPATA A CABALLO"
Author: Agustín Víctor Casasola c. 1915
Casasola Archive
The National Institute of Anthropology and History INAH-MEXICO
The National System of Photography Archives - SINAFO

Reproduction authorized by:
The National Institute of Anthropology and History /Casasola Cuarta Generación, S.A. de C.V.

Banco de México would like to thank:
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY
LUCILA DE CASASOLA AND ADRIAN CASASOLA

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