The Silver Mexican Libertad is the official bullion coin of the nation of Mexico. Introduced in 1982, the program is one of the more popular annual releases because of its government backed purity and beautiful design. Right now, the 2016 1/20 oz Proof Silver Mexican Libertad Coin is available for purchase on Silver.com.
- Arrives in a protective capsule.
- 25th issue of the 1/20 oz Proof Silver Libertad!
- Historically low annual mintage!
- Consists of One-Twentieth Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears no official face value.
- Obverse features Winged Victory.
- Reverse includes the Mexican coat of arms.
Silver Mexican Libertad coins were actually introduced in 1982 as bullion coins only, with the Proof Silver Libertad not unveiled until a year later in 1983. However, the production history was choppy at first for the proof version.
There were no proof coins minted in 1984 or 1985, and just a 1 oz coin was available from 1986 until 1991. In 1992, the Mexican Mint introduced four fractional weight Proof Silver Libertad coins, including the 1/20 oz Proof Silver Mexican Libertad.
Each of the 2016 1/20 oz Proof Silver Mexican Libertad coins in this Silver.com product listing arrives in a capsule to ensure the coin’s current condition is not altered or damaged during shipping.
On the reverse side of all Proof Silver Mexican Libertad coins of this weight is the modern coat of arms for Mexico. Larger sizes in the series feature a ring of 10 historic versions of the seal, but the smaller surface area of these coins means there is only room for the modern depiction.
The obverse face of all 2016 1/20 oz Proof Silver Mexican Libertad coins features the image of Winged Victory in the center of the design field. A symbol of Mexican independence, her right hand holds aloft a wreath symbolizing self-governance and the broken chains in her left hand symbolize freedom from Spanish colonial rule.
The Mexican Mint opened in 1535 under the control of Spanish conquistadors. As the oldest operating mint in the Western Hemisphere, the mint once struck coinage for all Spanish colonies in the Western world.
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