After the war of revolution from colonial Spain, Mexico appointed its first President (Guadalupe Victoria) in October 1824. Under Victoria’s term as President he achieved great diplomatic alliances with the United States, England and Central America. He also established a navy that freed San Juan de Ulua from the last Spaniards in 1825.
Today Victoria is proudly remembered for having abolished slavery and religious intolerance as well as defending freedom of expression.
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”.
The reverse design features a bust portrait of Victoria, the denomination, year of issue and “Mo” mint mark for the Mexico City Mint.
General Market Notes
All years were made in large mintages making them affordable and easy to obtain.