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

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