Feel the thundering rush of a winning goal with the 1985-86 Mexico 1/4 oz proof gold World Cup 250 Peso coin! This .900 pure gold coin is part of the World Cup '86 series. The coin has a 250 peso face value and is legal tender in Mexico.
The reverse device depicts the caballito symbol, a woman riding a horse with a torch in one hand and an oak branch in the other, in front of a giant soccer ball. The 250 peso denomination is found alongside the caballito device. The along the top rim reads, "1985 450 años de la casa de moneda (450 years of the Mexican Mint.)" The bottom rim reads, "México 86," and "COPA MUNDIAL DE FUTBOL," just below it to commemorate the 1986 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Mexico. The obverse features the national coat of arms of Mexico, an eagle eating a snake on top of a cactus. The eagle is encircled by an intertwined laurel and oak branch on the lower rim and, "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS," on the upper rim.
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Mexico, lasted from May 31st, to June 29, 1986. The 1986 World Cup is famous for the "Hand of God," soccer match. On the June 22nd quarter-finals in the England versus Argentina match, tensions were high between the two countries. Both countries had had a tumultuous past and were not on good terms with each other because of a political quarrel which resulted in many Argentine and British casualties. The Argentine team's captain, Diego Maradona, scored a controversial goal in the second half of the match. Footage of the goal shows Maradona scoring a goal with his hand, which is an illegal move in official soccer rules, but despite this, the game officials ruled it a fair goal. This was a major debacle in the soccer world, as many believe that this possibly unfair call cost England at shot at the '86 World Cup championship. Maradona's goal was named the most famous, or perhaps most infamous, goal of the century.
So, remember the spectacular 1986 World Cup today! Score yourself a 1985-86 Mexico 1/4 oz proof gold World Cup 250 Peso coin at a low premium at Gainesville Coins!
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