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1981 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertad Coins

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In 1981, one of the world’s less visible gold bullion collections was launched by the Mexican Mint. At the time, the Gold Libertad was poised to be the third annual-release gold bullion coin behind the Gold Krugerrand and Gold Maple Leaf. However, after one issue in 1981, it disappeared for a decade and would not become an annual-release series until the 21st century. Now, 1982 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertad Coins are available to you for purchase online from Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Coins ship to you inside individual protective flips!
  • First year of release for the Gold Mexican Libertad!
  • Announced mintage of 596,000 coins in 1981!
  • Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine gold.
  • The obverse depicts Winged Victory.
  • On the reverse is the coat of arms of Mexico.

The Gold Libertad was issued in 1981 with three weights. The coins issued this year included the 1 oz gold coin, a 1/2 oz gold coin, and a 1/4 oz gold coin. These are not only the oldest weights from the series, but also the highest-minted weights ever seen in the collection’s history. The mintages achieved in 1981 stand as the three highest mintages, in order from 1 oz, to 1/4 oz, to 1/2 oz.

However, after issuing the coins in 1981, the Mexican Mint did not issue Gold Libertads again until 1991. When it did, 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz gold coins were added, but the coins were only struck until 1994. The coins returned in 2000, only to be suspended in 2001. Since 2002, the only disruption to coining was a lack of fractional-ounce Gold Libertads in 2012.

The obverse of 1981 Gold Mexican Libertads comes with a portrait of Winged Victory. Based on a statue at the top of the Mexican Independence Victory Column, this image shows Victory in front-facing relief as she holds up a wreath in one hand and clutches broken chains in the other hand.

On the reverse of 1981 1 oz Gold Libertads is a depiction of the modern coat of arms. The seal of Mexico is found in the center with a golden eagle battling a serpent on the branch of a prickly pear cactus. Around the seal is an oak-and-laurel wreath below, with the nation of issue above.

These 1981 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertads are available in protective flips. The mintage of 596,000 coins in 1981 stands in stark contrast to all other mintage levels for this coin. The 1991 coin had a mintage of 109,193, but no other date mark has exceeded 74,000, and no 21st-century date mark has exceeded 15,000.

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Additional information

Weight 1.00000 oz

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Brand: Mexican Mint

Year:  1981

Mint Mark:  Not Shown

Purity:  .999

Manufacturer:  Mexican Mint

Thickness:  2.1 mm

Diameter:  34.5 mm

Condition:  Uncirculated

Issuing Country:  Mexico

Edge Design:  Reeded

Packaging Type:  Plastic Flip

Weight:  1 Troy Ounce

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