Mexico’s central bank, Banxico, has launched a new 20-peso coin commemorating the centennial of the death of Emiliano Zapata, one of the most iconic figures of the 1910-20 Mexican Revolution.
The ten-sided coin is made from 65-percent copper, 25-percent zinc and 10-percent nickel.
One side of the coin features the national shield, while the reverse side shows a bust of a sombrero-attired Zapata with a campesino plowing a field land in the background. On his right, is a small map of Mexico, and the coin also contains the words “TIERRA Y LIBERTAD” (Land and Liberty), as well as Zapata’s full name. The commemorative coin can be used as legal tender.