While there is Spanish influence prevalent throughout Mexico, Mexico takes great pride in its independence from Spain. This freedom occurred in September 1821, and is honored and celebrated in the Silver Mexican Libertad Coin series. Produced by the oldest working mint in North America, the BU series began with the 1 ounce coin in 1982, and added the 2 ounce coin in 1996. They are considered to be legal tender, but do not have a specific face value. Instead, the value is tied to the market value of 1 Troy ounce of silver. Silver.com has the 2013 2 oz Silver Mexican Libertad Coin available for purchase right now.
- Ships in a protective plastic flip!
- 18th year of the 2 oz Silver Mexican Libertad Coin!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 pure silver.
- Total of 17,400 coins were minted in 2013.
- The Coat of Arms of Mexico is featured on the obverse.
- The Winged Victory statue is featured on the reverse.
La Casa de Moneda de Mexico (the Mexican Mint) introduced the Silver Mexican Libertad series in 1982, initially minting only the 1 ounce size. In 1991, the mint expanded production to include the 1/20 ounce, 1/10 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/2 ounce sizes. Then in 1996, the mint again expanded production to include the 2 ounce and 5 ounce size coins. And in 2008, the 1 kg size was added. Due to their traditionally low mintage numbers, and the high quality of the silver used to produce the coins, the Silver Libertad is a popular coin series among collectors. Along with the bullion version, they are produced in proof, reverse proof, and antique finish versions. All of these are minted in .999 pure silver.
The current national Coat of Arms of Mexico graces the obverse of the 2013 Silver Mexican Libertad coin. The current Coat of Arms is surrounded by 10 of the past versions of the official Coat of Arms used throughout history. All of them feature an eagle, quite often with a snake in its beak, and often times standing on a cactus. The current Coat of Arms has the words ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS bordering above the eagle, with laurel and oak leaves beneath it.
The Winged Victory statue in Mexico City adorns the reverse of the 2013 Silver Mexican Libertad coin. The statue is centered on the coin and celebrates Mexico’s freedom from Spain. In the background are 2 Mexican volcanoes – Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. A legend exists, based upon Aztec mythology, of a love story between princess Iztaccihuatl and the brave warrior Popocatepetl. So that these 2 lovers could be together forever, the Gods turned the princess and the warrior into these 2 volcanoes.
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