The Proof Silver Mexican Libertad is one of the more coveted and hard-to-find silver coins in the world today. The design of the Libertad is popular with investors and collectors alike, but the low mintage numbers for the Proof Silver Mexican Libertad make it difficult for all those want one to locate one. Right now, the 2015 5 oz Proof Silver Mexican Libertad coin is available in perfect proof condition on Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic slab to protect the coin’s condition.
- Consists of five troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- No face value engraved on these coins.
- Earned a grade of PF70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features an Ultra-cameo finish.
Silver Mexican Libertad coins have an interesting history. The design of both the silver and gold Libertad coins today comes directly from the original gold Centenario coin issued by the Mexican Mint from 1921 to 1947.
On the 100th anniversary of the nation’s independence, the Mexican Mint issued a 50 Peso gold coin featuring popular images from the revolution, the most notable of which was that of Winged Victory. Her likeness represented the nation’s freedom from oppressive Spanish rule, and the exact version used on the Centenario was used on the Silver Libertad when it was introduced in 1982.
Since 1996, a modernized version of the Angel of Independence (as she’s also known) is used. More intriguing is the legal-tender status of these coins. While all Silver Libertads are considered legal tender in Mexico, there is no face value issued to the coins. Rather, the coins have a floating face value that would require contacting Banco de Mexico for a daily rate to actually use these coins as currency.
The 2015 5 oz Proof Silver Mexican Libertads in this listing are perfect proof specimens according to the NGC. Coins with a PF70 grade have their full, original mint luster and lack any type of detracting flaws.
On the reverse is the image of the modern coat of arms for Mexico, as well as the 10 historic versions used dating back to 1820. The obverse features the towering image of Winged Victory in the center.
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