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By Todd McKenna, Numismatist

This week we highlight one of the most sought after rarities minted during the Mexican Revolution. The 1915 Suriana 2 Pesos was produced in the state of Guerrero, which had been a hotbed of rebellion since the onset of the revolution in 1910 and had even been home to minor rebellions against the government of Porfirio Diaz since the 1870s. During the period this coin was struck, the Ejercito Libertador del Sur controlled the area under the leadership of Emiliano Zapata. By this point in the constantly evolving political landscape of the revolution, Victoriano Huerta had resigned the Presidency of Mexico and hostilities between the combined forces of Venustiano Carranza and Alvaro Obregon against Francisco “Pancho” Villa had broken out. This left Zapata alone in the south defending the lands under his control without making further strides to gain more territory.