The final design in the American Western Skulls Collection is the Mexican Bandito. This design is the only one to feature a character from south of the US-Mexico border, but the bandito nevertheless played a major role in forming the cultural lore and impression of lawlessness in the American West. Right now, 5 oz Colorized Proof Silver American Western Skulls Mexican Bandito Rounds are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective capsule with Certificate of Authenticity included!
- Sixth design in the American Western Skulls Collection!
- Mintage limited to 500 rounds only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse features the Mexican Bandito.
- Reverse includes the fried eagle.
- Edge-lettered serial numbers.
Each of the 5 oz Colorized Proof Silver American Western Skulls Mexican Bandito Rounds in this Silver.com listing comes to you packaged inside of a protective capsule for easy display. The rounds in the American Western Skulls Collection all feature a numbered Certificate of Authenticity with purchase that matches the serial number engraved onto the edge of the rounds.
Mexican Banditos were often portrayed in America folklore, television series, and feature films in the same way. Banditos spoke poor English or none at all, wore oversized sombreros, had thick mustaches, and often wore bandoliers around their waist or chest to hold their ammunition.
On the obverse of 5 oz Colorized Proof Mexican Bandito Rounds, you’ll find the image of a rough-and-tumble bandito. The word bandito comes from the Spanish “bandido,” and refers to gunslingers and outlaws from Mexico. In reality, Mexican Banditos were often freedom fighters pushing back against corrupt Mexican governments.
The colorized design on this 5 oz Silver Mexican Bandito Round brings some of the most brilliant colors to the collection. The Bandito’s sombrero is a simple, dark grey color but it comes to life with the inclusion of greens, pinks, reds, and purples on the floral design found on the brim of the sombrero.
For the American Western Skulls Collection, all silver rounds have the same reverse designs. The fried eagle design is a riff on the heraldic eagle of the United States, which typically has a bald eagle behind the national shield. This design has that same design, but the bird is dead and has no feathers.
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