Mexico’s Gold Libertad coin is more than just the official gold coin of the nation, it is the successor the nation’s popular gold Centenario. Using design motifs inspired by the nation’s centennial celebration of its independence back in 1920, the Gold Mexican Libertad is a modern version of the Centenario that features refined design sets. Today, the 2016 1 oz Proof Gold Mexican Libertad Coin is available online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective capsule.
- 12th release of the Mexican Gold Libertad!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine gold.
- Obverse features the image of Winged Victory.
- Reverse includes the Mexican coat of arms.
The image of Winged Victory that appears on the Gold Mexican Libertad is one that defines Mexican independence from Spain. Known as the angel of independence, she is always featured with a wreath crown in her right hand as a symbol of the nation’s control over its future. The broken chains in her left hand symbolize Mexico’s freedom from Spanish rule.
Winged Victory was originally a spiritual force for the Mexican people during the War of Independence, and took on greater meaning as the symbol of Mexico City after a statue of her likeness was erected in the city’s center in 1920 as the nation marked 100 years of independence.
The Mexican Mint strikes the Libertad coin on an annual basis in both gold and silver. While the Silver Libertad is available in bullion, proof, and proof-like versions, the Gold Libertad is only available in bullion and proof. The first Proof Gold Mexican Libertad was struck in 1989, with just 704 ½ oz coins produced. With such a low mintage, it’s possible the numismatic value could vary based on demand as well as current gold prices.
Since 2005, the Mexican Mint has produced the Proof Gold Mexican Libertad in a 1 oz variety and four fractional-weight coins. The 1/20 oz coin is the smallest in the series, and is produced in similar numbers to the 1/10 oz, ½ oz, and 1 oz coin each year.
The obverse of the 2016 1 oz Proof Gold Mexican Libertad Coin includes the image of Winged Victory, a symbol of Mexico’s revolution against Spanish colonial rule in the 1820s. The Mexican people fought an eight-year war for independence with Spain before emerging victorious.
On the reverse of all Mexican Gold Libertad coins you’ll find the image of the modern coat of arms for the nation, which includes a Mexican bald eagle perched atop a cactus arm while it is locked in battle with a serpent. On 1 oz coins, there are 10 engravings around the coat of arms representing the previous iterations of the Mexican coat of arms.
Please direct your questions to Silver.com. Our customer service team is available at 888-989-7223, online using our live chat, and via our email address.