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Title Centenario Gold Coin
Date ca. 2005-2006
Collection Aviation Memorabilia Collection
Object Name Coin
Catalog Number 2016.99.1
Description Mexican 50 Pesos gold bullion coin, called the Centenario. 1.2 ounces of gold. Image of Winged Victory of Mexican Independence on the front of the coin with years "1891" and "1947," and the Mexican Coat of Arms on the reverse.

The Centenario is a Mexican gold bullion coin first minted in 1921 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mexico's independence from Spain. Production restarted in 1943 due to the demand for gold coins, and coins minted between 1949 and 1972 are usually marked "1947". This particular coin is likely a restrike from years 2005-2006, based on its matte finish.
Provenance This coin was a gift to Delta from Aeromexico in 2016.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Aeromexico
Mexico
Subjects Gold
Coins
Gifts
Credit line Delta Air Lines