Information about effigy: Coat of Arms of Mexico

Coat of Arms of Mexico

The Coat of Arms of Mexico (Spanish: Escudo Nacional de México, literally "national shield of Mexico") is a national symbol of Mexico and depicts a Mexican (golden) eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus devouring a rattlesnake. The design is rooted in the legend that the Aztec people would know where to build their city once they saw an eagle eating a snake on top of a lake. The image has been an important symbol of Mexican politics and culture for centuries. To the people of Tenochtitlan, this symbol had strong religious connotations, and to the Europeans, it came to symbolise the triumph of good over evil (with the snake sometimes representative of the serpent in the Garden of Eden).

The Mexican law on the National Arms, Flag, and Anthem regulates the name, the design and use of the arms. There they are officially called "coat of arms" (Spanish: escudo, literally "shield"), even if there is no heraldic shield and therefore, according to the rules of heraldry, it is not a traditional "coat of arms" and more precisely a "national emblem" instead (National Emblem of Mexico). It is in the centre of the flag of Mexico, is engraved on the obverse of Mexican peso coins, and is the basis of the Seal of the United Mexican States, the seal used on any official documents issued by the federal, state or municipal governmental authorities. The seal differs from the arms by the addition of the words Estados Unidos Mexicanos ("United Mexican States", the full official name of the country) in a semicircle around the upper half.

The style of the actual depiction of the emblem has changed several times throughout its history; the original version was introduced in 1821, with subsequent changes in 1824, 1864, 1867, 1893, 1916, 1934 and 1968 (the current version, by painter Francisco Eppens Helguera).

Coat of Arms of Mexico - showing 100 of 411 coins (Page 1 of 5)
NameMintageLegend
Gold Half Ounce 1981 Libertad 193,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Ounce 1981 Libertad 596,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Quarter Ounce 1981 Libertad 313,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1982 Libertad 1,049,680 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1983 Libertad 1,002,766 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1984 Libertad 1,014,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1985 Libertad 2,017,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1986 Libertad 1,729,432 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1987 Libertad 512,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1988 Libertad 1,510,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Platinum Quarter Ounce 1989 Libertad (Proof only) 3,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Half Ounce 1989 Libertad (Proof only) 704 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1989 Libertad 1,406,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1990 Libertad 1,210,002 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1990 Libertad (Pattern) unknown ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1991 Libertad 50,618 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Ounce 1991 Libertad 109,193 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 1991 Libertad 50,017 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 1991 Libertad 46,017 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Half Ounce 1991 Libertad 10,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1991 Libertad 1,660,518 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 1991 Libertad 54,217 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 1991 Libertad 10,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1991 Libertad 10,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Libertad 10,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1992 Libertad 2,468,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 1992 Libertad 304,983 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 1992 Libertad 109,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1992 Libertad 102,800 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Ounce 1992 Libertad 46,281 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Half Ounce 1992 Libertad 24,343 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 1992 Libertad 63,858 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 1992 Libertad 300,783 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1992 Libertad 50,592 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Libertad 27,321 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 1993 Libertad 95,502 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1993 Libertad 1,005,002 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 1993 Libertad 105,002 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1993 Libertad 95,502 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Half Ounce 1993 Libertad 2,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Ounce 1993 Libertad 73,881 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 1993 Libertad 105,002 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 1993 Libertad 10,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1993 Libertad 10,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Quarter Ounce 1993 Libertad 2,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 1994 Libertad 95,102 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1994 Libertad 95,102 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Half Ounce 1994 Libertad 2,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Ounce 1994 Libertad 1,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 1994 Libertad 95,102 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1994 Libertad 405,002 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 1994 Libertad 95,102 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 1994 Libertad 10,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1994 Libertad 10,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Quarter Ounce 1994 Libertad 2,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1995 Libertad 52,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 1995 Libertad 52,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1995 Libertad 502,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 1995 Libertad 52,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 1995 Libertad 52,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 1996 Libertad 51,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Five Ounces 1996 Libertad 21,200 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 1996 Libertad 51,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1996 Libertad 51,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1996 Libertad 302,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Two Ounces 1996 Libertad 51,200 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 1996 Libertad 51,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1997 Libertad 20,800 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 1997 Libertad 20,800 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 1997 Libertad 20,800 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Five Ounces 1997 Libertad 11,300 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1997 Libertad 101,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Two Ounces 1997 Libertad 16,300 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 1997 Libertad 20,800 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 1998 Libertad 6,700 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Two Ounces 1998 Libertad 7,400 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1998 Libertad 67,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1998 Libertad 8,900 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Five Ounces 1998 Libertad 3,900 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 1998 Libertad 6,700 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 1998 Libertad 6,700 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 1999 Libertad 8,600 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Two Ounces 1999 Libertad 5,280 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Five Ounces 1999 Libertad 2,900 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 1999 Libertad 7,600 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 1999 Libertad 95,600 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1999 Libertad 7,600 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 1999 Libertad 8,601 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Tenth-Ounce 2000 Libertad 28,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Quarter Ounce 2000 Libertad 21,700 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2000 Libertad 20,700 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Ounce 2000 Libertad 2,370 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Five Ounces 2000 Libertad 4,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Half Ounce 2000 Libertad 1,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Two Ounces 2000 Libertad 8,000 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Ounce 2000 Libertad 341,600 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Twentieth-Ounce 2000 Libertad 5,300 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2000 Libertad 3,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Twentieth-Ounce 2000 Libertad 58,400 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2000 Libertad 2,500 ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
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Year1821
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