Mexico first issued the 20 peso gold coin featuring the Aztec Sun Stone in 1917. Production continued until 1921, and then paused until 1960. Over the course of 11 years, more than 6 million of the 20 peso coins were minted, and carried the date of "1959". In 1971 the series went back on hiatus for nearly 3 decades when the Mexican mint again began issuing restrike coins with the 1959 date. This last round of production ran from 2000 - 2009 and featured a matte (satin) finish.
The coin's obverse carries a golden eagle perched atop a cactus and holding a snake in its beak. The design commemorates the founding of Mexico City. The story holds that the Aztec god of war and the sun instructed the Mexica tribe to build their city located where they found an Eagle devouring a serpent.
The reverse features the Aztec Sun Stone. The famous design is thought to have been used as a calendar and has become iconic as a piece of Aztec art.
The 20 peso gold coin is both beautiful in its design and low cost. It will make a great addition to any investor's gold holding.
- Each coin contains .4823 troy ounces of gold content in an alloy of 90% gold, 10% copper.
- Legal tender at 20 Mexican Pesos
- Issued and backed by Mexico's federal government
Most coins will be from the more recent issues. Dates shipped will be random, based upon availability.
Mexican Gold Pesos offer ways to effectively add to your Gold holdings with a single purchase. Enhance your investment portfolio by adding this Mexican Gold 20 Pesos to your cart today!
Dates on these random year coins will be of our choosing and may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand.