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Mexican Silver 5 Pesos 1947-1948 Cuauhtemoc

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Mexican Silver 5 Pesos 1947-1948 Cuauhtemoc Melt Value

The Mexican Silver 5 Pesos 1947-1948 Cuauhtemoc coin contains .8681 troy ounces of silver bullion. The melt value of one Mexican Silver 5 Pesos 1947-1948 Cuauhtemoc coin is $16.94 based on the current silver spot price.

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1947-1948 Cuauhtemoc 5 Pesos 90% Silver Coin

Cuauhtemoc was the last emperor of the Aztecs and was the cousin of Moctezuma II. He ascended to the throne at a time when many had been killed by the Spanish through a combination of war and the spread of diseases, such as small pox, brought by the invading Europeans.

After being captured in 1521, Cuauhtemoc was imprisoned and brought with Cortés to Itzamkanac where he was executed along with other noble leaders.

1947-1948 Mexican Five Pesos Silver Coin Design

From 1947 until 1948, the Cinco Pesos coin from Mexico featured the bust portrait of Cuauhtemoc on the reverse face.

The coin was minted in an alloy of 90% silver, similar to junk silver that circulated in the United States during the same time period.

The portrait of the Aztec ruler is surrounded by lettering and repeating block detail that is reminiscent of pre-colonial Mexican design around the rim, including the weight, purity and date.

Each coin is minted with 30 grams of silver.

The obverse design of the coin shows the Mexican Coat of Arms. A fierce eagle eating a rattle snake while perched on a cactus. 

The story behind the design of the Coat of Arms traces its origins to an Aztec legend. 

Cinco Pesos 1947-1948 Mexican Silver Coin Details:

  • Minted from thirty grams of .900 fine silver
  • Produced by the Mexican Mint from 1947 until 1948
  • Obverse: Mexican Coat of Arms
  • Reverse: Portrait of Cuauhtemoc, the last Aztec Emperor

Mexican junk silver is great to stack. These coins are widely recognized and are also popular with collectors. Coins in good condition may also carry some numismatic premium, which can provide some significant returns for investors.



Mexican Silver 5 Pesos 1947-1948 Cuauhtemoc Specifications

Weight .8681 oz
Country Mexico
Type Silver Coins
Mint La Casa de Moneda de Mexico
Year Various
Classification Historical
Face Value 5 Pesos
Purity ..900 fineness


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