The Proof Gold Mexican Libertad coins have an intriguing minting history. Though the 1 oz gold coin debuted in 1983, regular annual striking of these coins did not commence in full until 2005. In every year since that date, the Mexican Mint has offered collectors the chance to snag a Proof Gold Mexican Libertad coin for their collection. The 2017 ½ oz Proof Gold Mexican Libertad Coin is available to you online today at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in the original mint capsule.
- Thirteenth issue of the ½ oz Proof Gold Libertad!
- Mintage limited to 700 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .999 fine gold.
- Obverse features the image of Winged Liberty and the twin volcanic peaks.
- Reverse includes the coat of arms for Mexico.
Proof Gold Mexican Libertad coins are currently available in five different weights ranging from 1/20 and 1/10 oz coins up to the ¼, ½, and 1 oz gold coins. Since 2005, all five weights have been available regularly with low mintage figures. However, the 1 oz coin and ½ oz coin have been available in one year each outside that range.
The first 1 oz coin in the collection appeared in 1983, followed by the ½ oz Proof Gold Mexican Libertad Coin in 1989. Like all other Proof Gold Libertads, the highest mintage year recorded for the ½ oz coin came in 2016 when 2,100 were produced. The lowest mintage figure came in 2014 when just 250 coins were struck.
On the obverse of all 2017 ½ oz Proof Gold Mexican Libertad Coins you’ll find the image of Winged Liberty. She is the embodiment of the spirit of the Mexican people during their revolt against Spanish colonial rule. Her figure graces the top of the Mexican Independence Victory Column in Mexico City, and holds the broken chains of servitude in her left hand.
The reverse of all Proof Gold Mexican Libertad Coins includes the coat of arms for Mexico. While the 1 oz coin has a circle of 10 historic versions of the design as well, the smaller surface area on the fractional-weight coins leaves only enough space for the modern version of the seal.
Each 2017 ½ oz Proof Gold Mexican Libertad Coin is available to you inside the original capsule from the Mexican Mint. The coins have a rough, matte finish on the design sets meant to contrast visually with the mirrored background field.
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