In 1949, to fund Chiang Kai-Shek's resistance against China's Communist revolutionaries, the U.S. and Mexico hurriedly produced a number of Pesos dated 1898, as the coin was familiar in the Orient due to its long use as a trade coin in the region.
- Contains .7859 oz of Silver.
- NGC encapsulation protects and guarantees both authenticity and this coin's uncirculated condition.
- Obverse: Mexican coat of arms featuring a golden eagle perched atop a cactus, devouring a snake.
- Reverse: Radiant Phrygian cap with the inscription "LIBERTAD". Denomination, mint, date, assayer mark, and Silver content below.
- Produced in Mexico City and San Francisco in late 1949.
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Because of their long usage throughout the world as a trade currency, denominated both as 8 Reales and Pesos, the Mexican cap and rays is one of the most iconic coin designs of all time. This 1949 Restrike, minted to fund the Guomintang resistance against Mao's Communist revolution, comes from one of the last usages of this large Silver coin as a true global trade denomination.