Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mexico 1969

Mexico 5 Pesos 1969 P
Front: Gypsy woman
Back: Independence Monument
El Ángel was built to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence, celebrated in 1910. In later years it was made into a mausoleum for the most important heroes of that war. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City, and it has become a focal point for both celebration or protest. It bears a resemblance to the Victory Column in Berlin. Read more


Italy 1000 Lire 1990 P
Front: Maria Montessori
Back: Teacher and student

Maria Montessori (August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator, a noted humanitarian and devout Catholic best known for the philosophy of education which bears her name. Her educational method is in use today in public as well as private schools throughout the world. Read more
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