There are a wide variety of silver sovereign coins for investors and collectors to choose from today. Among the increasingly popular products is the Silver Mexican Libertad. The official silver sovereign of Mexico, this coin is available in bullion, proof, and proof-like finishes. In this product listing, Silver.com offers the 2015 1 oz Proof Silver Mexican Libertad Coin for purchase.
- Mintage set at just 6,400 coins!
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Struck at the Mexican Mint.
- Based upon the designs of the historic Centenario coin.
- Ships in a protective mint capsule.
Silver Mexican Libertad coins were authorized in 1981 and produced for the first time in 1982 as a bullion coin. The Proof Silver Mexican Libertad coin was first struck in 1983 with an extremely limited mintage.
The program entered regular production in 1986 with just this one ounce coin available. Beginning in 1992, the program underwent two expansions that added a total of seven weights for investors and collectors. That year, four fractional-weight coins were added to the lineup, with a 2 oz and 5 oz coin added in 1996.
On the obverse side of the Proof Silver Mexican Libertad is the image of Winged Victory. As Mexico began celebrating 100 years of freedom from Spanish rule in 1920, a statue of the Angel of Independence was erected in the center of Mexico City. Her image was first used on the Centenario, and now features prominently on the Libertad.
The reverse side of Proof Silver Mexican Libertad coins bears the coat of arms of Mexico. In the design, the modern coat of arms is featured in the center, with 10 historic versions of the emblem encircling the modern version. While the fractional-weight proof coins have only the modern version, the larger surface area of the one ounce coin allows for the addition of the 10 historic versions.
The Mexican Mint was first founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistadors. For centuries, the Mexican Mint produced gold and silver products that were shipped back to Spain, leaving Central American shores forever. Today, the Mexican government governs the mint, with oversight from the Banco de Mexico.
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