1945 Mexico Gold 2 Peso Coin Choice Uncirculated

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Weight: 1.66 grams
Purity: 90% Gold

The significance of the eagle eating a snake on a cactus in Mexican culture originates from the Aztec legend of the founding of Tenochtitlan, present-day Mexico City. According to legend, the Aztec people were instructed by their god Huitzilopochtli to settle in a place where they would find an eagle devouring a snake while perched on a cactus. This symbol, known as the "Mexican coat of arms," represents the fulfillment of prophecy, as the Aztecs interpreted the sight as a sign from their gods indicating the location where they should establish their capital city. This mythological event has since become an enduring emblem of Mexican identity, resilience, and the fusion of indigenous and Spanish cultures following the Spanish conquest.