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1970's Mexico 5 Centavos coin earrings águila Mexicana Mexican eagle Ecatepec Juárez Culiacán Jalisco Cuernavaca Oaxaca Tijuana Veracruz Toluca Chiapas Pachuca Guadalajara Morelia Hidalgo Yucatán Monterrey Puebla Cancún Azteca Acapulco Zócalo e000361

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note: small coins

Mexico 5 Centavos {1970-1976}

small type

front: National arms - eagle with snake and cactus

Translation: United States of Mexico

The coat of arms of Mexico (Spanish: Escudo Nacional de México, literally "national shield of Mexico") 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 symbolize the triumph of good over evil (with the snake sometimes representative of the serpent in the Garden of Eden).

back: Portrait of Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez

María Josefa Crescencia Ortíz Téllez–Girón, popularly known as Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez or La Corregidora (8 September 1768 – 2 March 1829) was an insurgent and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence, which fought for independence against Spain, in the early 19th century. She was married to Miguel Domínguez, corregidor of the city of Querétaro, hence her nickname.

• quantity 1 pair
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Brass coins
• diameter: 18 mm
• weight: 2.75 g

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6 x 2 mm coil
• Metal: gold plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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