Illustrtated below is the obvese and reverse of the 1963 Mexican Peso. This design was current between 1957 and 1967. The portrait on the obverse is of Miguel Hidalgo, a hero of the Mexican War of Independence and the reverse is the national emblem of Mexico of an eagle attacking a snake. A comparatively large coin at diameter of 34.5mm but gradually debased since the 1914 issue to only 1/15th of its original silver content. After 1967 the Mexican peso contained no silver at all.