The Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America (CONECA) is offering a limited number of Mexican Coyolxauhqui Commemorative 50 Peso coins Overstruck with CONECA’s Logo die mated with a St. Gaudens Double Eagle Liberty design on the flip side. St. Gaudens’ Miss Liberty holding a torch and olive branch design is considered one of the most beautiful struck by the US Mint.
The 50 Peso coins (circa 1982-84) are 35 mm while the dies used to strike them are 39 mm. This variation in sizes was deliberate in order to give the finished pieces beautiful metal flow as often seen on wrong planchet and off metal errors.
The designs on the host coin show through beautifully with the Mexican Coat of Arms on the obverse and the Aztec goddess of the Moon or Milky Way, Coyolxauhqui, on the reverse. With a little bit of searching, the dates on most can be seen on the understrikes adding even more appeal to the medal.
Profits from the sale are earmarked for enhancements to the the YN and the Social Media (website\forum) Funds. Because the 50 Peso coins are copper-nickel, CONECA is able to offer the overstrike medals at very reasonable prices. They are available for $12.50 each or 5 for $50. Both options are postpaid.
The medals can be purchased via PayPal or snail mail.
Checks and Money Orders for the medals should be made out to “CONECA” and sent to:
CONECA Medals Offer
c/o James Motley
P.O. Box 1471
Highland, MI. 38357-1471