When the Mexican Mint decided to commemorate the nation’s 100th anniversary of independence from Spain, it introduced a gold Centenario coin featuring images reminiscent of the battle for freedom from Spanish oppression. The Centenario is no more, but the Gold Mexican Libertad has filled the void with the same design features and status as the gold bullion coin of Mexico. The 2017 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertad Coin is yours today courtesy of Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip.
- 22nd year of issue for the 1 oz Gold Libertad!
- Coins have no set face value.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Obverse includes Winged Liberty from the Centenario.
- Reverse bears the coat of arms of Mexico.
If you’re looking to buy gold, the 1 oz Gold Libertad coin from the Mexican Mint is the ideal option. A government-backed sovereign bullion coin, each Gold Libertad consists of .999 fine gold with a brilliant design and limited mintage figures each year.
The 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertad Coin debuted from the Mexican Mint in 1981 alongside the 1/4 oz and 1/2 oz gold coins. After just one year of availability, the coins were discontinued until 1991. From there, Gold Libertads were available from 1991 to 1994, in 2000, and since 2002 without disruption.
1 oz Gold Libertads have never had a higher mintage figure than the more than 590,000 coins struck in 1981. The last time mintage surpassed even 10,000 coins came in 2002 when 15,000 coins were struck. Prior to the release of the 2017 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertad, the 2016 issue had a low figure of only 4,100 coins, the highest among the five coins of the 2016 release.
On the obverse of all 2017 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertad Coins you’ll find the depiction of Winged Liberty. A symbol of independence for the Mexicans during the revolution against Spain, she is based upon the Goddess of Victory from Greek mythology, but hold broken chains in her left hand in Mexican depictions.
The reverse of the 1 oz Gold Libertad has a design different from the other weights in the series. Unlike the fractional weights, the 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertad includes the modern coat of arms in the center of the reverse design field with 10 historic versions of the coat of arms surrounding the design field.
Founded in 1535, the Mexican Mint is the oldest operating facility in the Western Hemisphere. Originally established by Spanish conquistadors, today the Mexican Mint is owned by the federal government of Mexico and managed by Banco de Mexico.
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