Mexico’s official sovereign coin is the Libertad. Available in gold and silver on an annual basis, the Gold Mexican Libertad is the direct successor to the historic gold Centenario coin. Struck in both bullion and proof versions, the Gold Mexican Libertad is an increasingly popular precious metal coin. Right now, the 2016 1/20 oz Gold Mexican Libertad Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective flip.
- 20th release of 1/20 oz Gold Libertad, and 15th consecutive since 2002!
- Mintage limited to 2,900 coins only!
- Consists of One-Twentieth Troy ounce of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Obverse features historic Mexican icons.
- Reverse bears the coat of arms for Mexico.
Each of the 2016 1/20 oz Gold Mexican Libertad Coins in this collection is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear on the surface areas, though you may notice minor flaws including breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process.
The original gold Centenario coin was struck by the Mexican Mint starting in 1921. The coin was introduced during the nation’s centennial celebration of its victory over Spain in the War of Independence. Each Centenario featured the images of Winged Victory and the Mexican coat of arms, and had a face value of 50 pesos.
Today, the Gold Mexican Libertad carries on the tradition of that stunning coin design, with Winged Victory on the obverse and the coat of arms on the reverse. Gold Mexican Libertads are available in bullion and proof versions, with these bullion coins available with the greatest regularity in the gold program.
On the obverse of the Gold Mexican Libertad coin is the image of the statue of Winged Victory, a representation of Mexico’s victory over Spain in the War of Independence. Her image reflects the nation’s success, with a wreath held aloft in her right hand and the broken chains of servitude in her left hand.
The reverse of the Gold Libertad includes the modern coat of arms for Mexico. The 11th depiction of the national seal, this features a bald eagle locked in battle with a serpent on the branch of a cactus, with an engraving of “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” around the top of the seal.
Founded in 1535, the Mexican Mint is the oldest in the Western Hemisphere and once struck colonial coinage for Spanish Empire colonies throughout the Western world. Today it is the sovereign mint of Mexico and is overseen by Banco de Mexico, the nation’s central bank.
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