Mexico, Estados Unidos Mexicanos, silver Peso ‘Caballito’ type, 1913, Mexico City mint, 27.13g (KM 453).
Extremely Fine, possibly dipped in the past. Sold as seen, no returns.
The Caballito Peso was struck from 1910 through 1914 and was born during the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, when social liberals took a stand against the 34-year dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. The coin features a female representation of Liberty riding on a horse and holding a torch and laurel branch high above her head. Sun rays beam behind her, symbolizing independence, hope, and resilience. The obverse of the coin bears the image of a Mexican Golden Eagle perched on a cactus and grasping a writhing snake in its mouth. The Caballito Peso, which in English translates to ‘the little horse peso’ was designed by Beaux-Arts era French engraver and medallist Charles Pillet.