Few sovereign coins are offered in such variety as the Silver Mexican Libertad coin. The silver version of the nation’s official sovereign coin is produced in bullion, proof, and proof-like versions. The proof version is geared toward collectors who prefer sharper imagery and more detailed finishes. Silver.com offers the 2015 2 oz Proof Silver Mexican Libertad coin for purchase online today.
- Each coin ships in a sealed mint plastic capsule.
- Consists of two ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Struck by the Mexican Mint in proof version.
- Based upon the design of the legendary gold Centenario coin.
Silver Mexican Libertad coins are unique among their sovereign counterparts. While the coins are considered official legal tender as the product of a sovereign mint, the Mexican Mint and Banco de Mexico have not assigned a specific face value to the coins.
Instead, the coins are struck without a face value marking and issued a floating value status. If individuals were to use Libertads to settle debts in public or private situations, it would be up to the individual to contact Banco de Mexico to assess the current value of the coins.
Proof Silver Mexican Libertad coins were introduced in 1986, but the 2 oz Proof Silver Mexican Libertad was not introduced until 1996. Today, the 2 oz and 5 oz weights are among the lowest in mintage levels among the entire program.
The obverse face of the Libertad bears the image of the Angel of Independence. Known as Winged Victory, she is featured in the foreground, with the valley of Mexico City in the middle ground leading toward the twin volcanic peaks of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl in the background. Engravings include the weight, metal content, year of minting, and purity of the coin.
On the reverse is the coat of arms for the nation of Mexico. The emblem consists of an eagle in battle with a serpent from its perch on a cactus branch. Immediately surrounding the emblem is the phrase “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” and a wreath. Around the outer rim of the coin are 10 historic versions of the coat of arms.
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