The Gold Mexican Libertad coin is the direct descendant of the original gold Centenario coin from the Mexican Mint. First introduced in 1981, the Proof Gold Mexican Libertad coin is one of the preferred coins among modern collectors. Right now, Silver.com offers the 2011 1/20 oz Proof Gold Mexican Libertad coin for sale.
- Consists of one-twentieth ounce of .999 fine gold.
- Issued by the Mexican Mint.
- Inspired by the design of gold Centenario coins.
- Ships in a protective capsule.
Gold Mexican Libertad coins were not produced on a regular basis in proof version until 2002. The coins originated as a 1 oz weight only, with fractional-weight coins introduced in the 1990s, and larger weight coins made available around the same time.
The modern Gold Mexican Libertad coin series is inspired by the Centenario coin. The Mexican Mint and Mexican government introduced the Centenario in 1921 to celebrate 100 years of independence from Spain. The coins featured the image of the Angel of Independence, the twin volcanic peaks named for a pair of ancient Aztec lovers, and the coat of arms for the nation.
On the reverse face of the 2011 1/20 oz Proof Gold Mexican Libertad coin is the image of Winged Victory. Her image on modern Libertad coins is based upon a statue of her likeness that stands in the center of Mexico City.
The obverse face of coins bears the modern coat of arms for Mexico. The national symbol includes a Mexican eagle seated atop a cactus branch and locked in battle with a serpent. It is surrounded by the phrase “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” and a wreath around the bottom.
Proof Gold Mexican Libertad coins are produced by the Mexican Mint with the authority of Banco de Mexico. It is one of the few coins in the world today that does not bear a face value. The Banco de Mexico uses a floating face value for all Libertads, so no monetary value is assigned to the coins.
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