Mint Year: 1968 Reference: KM-479.1. Mint Place: Mexico City Condition: Lustre AU-UNC! Denomination: 25 Pesos - 1968 Summer Olympics! Material: Silver (.720) 0.5208 ASW Weight: 22.58bgm Diameter: 38mm
Obverse: Olympic rings below dancing native left. Legend: JUEGOS DE LA XIX OLIMPIADA MEXICO 1968
Reverse: An eagle with a snake in its beak, standing on cactus plant. Silver purity, denomination, date and weight in fields. Legend: . ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Mexico City, Mexico, in October 1968.
These were the first Olympic Games to be staged in Latin America and the first to be staged in a Spanish-speaking country. They were also the third Games to be held in autumn, after the 1956 Games in Melbourne and the 1964 Games in Tokyo. The Mexican Student Movement of 1968 happened concurrently and the Olympic Games were correlated to the government's repression.
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