In 1960 the Mexico City Mint issued a special circulating silver commemorative to recognize the 150th Anniversary of Mexican Independence and 50th Anniversary of the United Mexican States. The reverse design features images of the famous historical figures Miguel Hidalgo (leader of the revolution from colonial Spain) and Francisco Madero (leader of the revolution that established the United Mexican States).
Additionally, anniversary coins typically carry a dual-date but the 10 peso coin is unique as it is a tri-date coin (1810, 1910, 1960).
The obverse design features the Mexican coat of arms, an eagle clutching a snake while it perches on a prickly pear cactus. In an arc around the design is the phrase “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” or United Mexican States. On the outer periphery is the denomination “DIEZ PESOS”, silver content "LEY 900", year of issue, and weight "28.888 G".
The reverse design features the bust images of Miguel Hidalgo and Francisco Madero. On the outer periphery are the phrases “INDEPENDENCIA Y LIBERTAD” or Independence and Libertyand “SUFRAGIO EFECTIVO NO REELECION” or Effective Suffrage Not Re-election (a phrase made famous by Madero).
General Market Notes
All issues were saved in large quantities and are affordable.