Numismatics are starting to sit up and take notice of the Silver Mexican Libertad coin. Though often overshadowed by the massive mintage levels for other sovereign silver coins, the Libertad is on par with many of its competitors in terms of quality and purity. The Mexican Mint strikes these coins each year using .999 pure silver and keeps mintage levels low, pushing demand for these stunning coins skyward. You can now obtain your own 2015 ½ oz. Silver Mexican Libertad coin from Silver.com.
- Mintage set at just 16,000 coins!
- Minted by the Mexican Mint.
- Contains 1/2 of .999 pure silver.
- Design based on that of the Centenario gold coin.
The first Silver Mexican Libertad coins were struck in 1982, but the origins of the coin’s design date back almost a century from today. In 1920, the government of Mexico erected a state of the Angel of Independence in the center of Mexico City as part of the celebrations marking the centennial of the opening shots in Mexico’s War of Independence.
Accompanying the statue’s construction, the Mexican Mint began producing a Centenario gold coin. This coin featured images of the winged angel, Mexico’s famous volcanic peaks of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, and the national coat of arms. Though the Centenario coin was eventually discontinued, the imagery was revived for use on the nation’s sovereign silver coin.
On the obverse side of the 2015 ½ oz. Silver Mexican Libertad is the image of the angel. She is visible perched on the top of a pillar with the volcanic peaks jutting upward in the background. The reverse side of the fractional-weight coins features the Mexican coat of arms in the center, with engravings of a wreath and the phrase “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” surrounding it.
The Mexican Mint strikes a total of seven different Silver Libertad coins each year. The ½ oz. Silver Mexican Libertad often has the second highest mintage each year, but that number is relatively low at an estimated 23,000 as of 2014. All fractional coins in the series were introduced in 1991.
If you have any questions about the Silver Mexican Libertad, or any silver bullion products, we encourage you to reach out to a Silver.com associate. Our staff members are waiting to help you on the phone (888-989-7223), over live chat, and via email.