Mint Year: 1960
Mint Place: Mexico City
Denomination: 100 Pesos – 150th Anniversary – War of Independence
Material: Silver (.720)
Obverse: Facing bust of José María Morelos, flanked by value (100 Pesos) in words and mint initial (Mo) above date (1977).
Legend: PLATA PURA 20 Gr. LEY . 720
Obverse: An eagle with a snake in its beak, standing on Aztec island (Tenochtitlan) with cactus plant. All within wreath below.
Inner Legend: ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
José María Teclo Morelos y Pavón (September 30, 1765, City of Valladolid, now Morelia, Michoacán – December 22, 1815, San Cristóbal Ecatepec, State of México) was a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War of Independence movement, assuming its leadership after the execution of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1811. He was later captured by the Spanish colonial authorities and executed for treason in 1815.
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