Mexico, 25 Pesos (1968 Olympic Games) 1968 Brilliant Unc

The 1968 Summer Olympics was held in Mexico City but has been remembered for the controversial actions of two African-American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos who each raised a black-gloved fist and bowed their heads during the playing of the national anthem. It is regarded as one of the most overtly political statements in the history of the modern Olympics. In response to their actions, Smith and Carlos were suspended from the US team and banned from the Olympic Village. This crown-sized 25 Peso coin struck in .720 silver is a fantastic commemorative coin from that infamous games. They are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and have The Olympic rings beneath an Aztec ball player on one side and the Mexican coat of arms on the other side with the value to the left, and the silver purity and mintmark to the right.
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SKU: FMX9968