1947-1948 Mexico Silver 5 Pesos Cuauhtemoc XF-AU (ASW .8681 oz)

1947-1948 Mexico Silver 5 Pesos Cuauhtemoc XF-AU (ASW .8681 oz)

One of the most popular vintage Mexican coin designs, this 2-year-type coin features a stylized depiction of the last Aztec emperor, giving a distinctly Mesoamerican appearance to this crown-sized Silver coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .8681 oz actual Silver weight, as 30 grams of .900 fine.
  • Large 40 mm diameter coin, roughly the size of an American Silver Eagle.
  • Coins sold in this listing will show minimal wear, but will retain full or nearly-full detail.
  • Obverse: National coat of arms of Mexico, depicting a triumphant golden eagle perched atop a cactus, with a snake clenched in its beak.
  • Reverse: Bust of Cuauhtemoc, the last Aztec emperor, wearing an elaborate Aztec-style headdress.
  • Produced by the Bank of Mexico from 1947-1948.

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Customer Reviews of 1947-1948 Mexico Silver 5 Pesos Cuauhtemoc XF-AU (ASW .8681 oz)
1947-1948 Mexico Silver 5 Pesos Cuauhtemoc XF-AU (ASW .8681 oz)
4.9 Overall

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Awesome coin

By  mark

from California

5.0

Bought this coin on sale. Beautiful detail and design. Transaction with APMEX was easy.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

Texas Ranger Badge, circa 1962

By  El Tejano Viejo

from Free Republic of TEXAS

5.0

** the 1947-1948 Mexico Silver Cinco Pesos Cuauhtemocs XF-AU (ASW .8681 oz) is the coin to which the following article refers and from which the sixty-two (62) Texas Ranger Badges were made in 1962.** October, 1962: TEXAS RANGERS NOW WEAR NEW BADGES OF MEXICAN SILVER The following article was released by the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1962 when the Texas Rangers were issued their current silver badges. Colonel Homer Garrison, Jr., Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Chief of the Texas Rangers, announced in October, 1962, that the Texas Rangers are going back to the tradition steeped Mexican silver badge worn by their predecessors during frontier days. Garrison said the new official Ranger badge, issued to each of the 62 members of the Force, is a replica of the historic original badge which old-time Rangers carved out of a Mexican five peso silver dollar when Texas became a State and their duties changed from military to law enforcement. The best information available indicates that the five-pointed star on the badge symbolized the "Lone Star" of Texas. The points are supported by an engraved wheel, which is termed the "wagon-wheel" badge. Each badge is made from a Mexican five Peso silver coin. The oak leaves on the left side represent strength and the olive branch on the right signifies peace. These are taken from the Texas Great Seal. The cutout center star has engraving on it and the center of the star is reserved for the Company designation or the rank of Sergeant or Captain or Senior Captain. The edges still often have the coin lines and the coin is still highly visible on the reverse of the badge. The five point "Lone Star" with a "wheel" around it is common in Ranger and other Texas badges from the late 1800's. ** the 1947-1948 Mexico Silver Cinco Pesos Cuauhtemocs XF-AU (ASW .8681 oz) is the coin from which the above badges were made**

Bought for sentimental reasons

By  Hermes the beekeeper

from Vonu

4.0

I bought this coin simply in memory of my beloved grandfather (deceased). He encouraged me to travel while still young and I took his message to heart. He brought me back this coin as a souvenir from Acapulco in the 1970s. I wanted a backup. Now I have it. And aesthetically it is a work of art. +++ Beautiful - The feathers on the eagle and the scales on the snake are beautiful. The headdress and facial features are fantastic. - Low mintage - According to Numista the mintage is 26,740,000, more than 5X the 1947 issue. I didn't buy it as a collector, so this factor is irrelevant for me. - Condition - The text is so fine (a problem with many Mexican coins in my limited experience) that it is difficult to tell if it is 1943 or 1948. As it was issued only two consecutive years, the truth of the matter is obvious. As there is an imperfection that makes 'cinco' cingo', I would say it is XF. Its imperfections (like my grampa's) provide unique character.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Very Impressed

By  Northman

from Northeast Kingdom, Vermont

5.0

I've been buying new silver, mostly for long term investment. I'm not a collector. These came up on sale. I liked the design despite the price over spot, so I bought 4 on a whim. Wow! I had low expectations but these made me smile. One with a nice antique patina, but still sharp. Two that are exactly as stated, XF-AU, with one leaning toward BU. The last one had brilliant bronze and blue toning. Gorgeous coin. I originaly thought one would end up in my pocket for a charm before they arrived. They're too nice. I'm very happy.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design

Very Nice Coins

By  Hawaiian I

from Kaneohe, HI

5.0

Terrific coins! More BU than XF-AU and more silver than a Morgan dollar. Well struck by the oldest mint in the New World.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Worth the wait.

By  Shooter 42

from Southern California

5.0

These big silver coins are rarely in stock but worth the wait when you finally get them in your hands. Very attractive design and large size make them especially fun to collect. My favorite coin of Mexico!

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Bought ten more - 3rd-party-graded two..

By  Atarian

from Washington State

5.0

I sent two of the best, one with my PCGS order and one with my ANACS order. One was dated 1947, the other 1948. The 1947, which was the better of the two, came back as ANACS MS66. The 1948 came back as PCGS MS65. Not bad for near bullion price! Now, ignore this review so I can buy more!

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Value (low premium over spot)

Beautiful coins - very pleased

By  Atarian

from Washington State

5.0

Bought ten of these because they are an interesting design and not priced too much over spot. Of the coins I received most were AU+ with some in lower mint states. None were cleaned, damaged, or had any other issues.Very attractive coin and a great way to own silver. Sure you can get some generic rounds or cull Morgans for a bit less but these are really nice 60+ year old coins for just a little more. I don't see how you can go wrong with these.

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from PA

5.0

Great coin. Nice weight. Nice price.

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from NC

5.0

This is Mexico's best designed silver coin. I just wonder why they only made it for two years. Go ahead and buy hand over fist . Makes a neat silver coin key chain as well..

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