In 1972 the Mexico City Mint issued a special circulating commemorative to recognize the 100th Anniversary of Benito Juárez's death in 1872. Coins were issued in the unique denomination of 25 Pesos and used the same silver planchet used for the 1968 Olympic 25 Peso coin.
Benito Juárez was one of Mexico’s most notable political heroes similar to how Abraham Lincoln is viewed in the United States. Benito was president for five terms from 1858 to 1872 during Mexico’s most difficult period. He introduced social reforms that reduced Church powers and increased the power of Mexico’s citizens. Another interesting aspect was the he was of full-blooded Native American decent and the only full-blooded native to ever serve as president of Mexico.
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.
The reverse design features the bust image of Benito Juárez. On the outer periphery is the denomination “VEINTICINCO PESOS”, silver content "LEY 0.720",mint mark “Mo” for the Mexico City Mint and the date of issue.
General Market Notes
All issues were saved in large quantities and are affordable.