The Silver Libertad is Mexico’s official silver bullion coin series, and it is one of the few in the world to feature fractional-weight options in this precious metal. While its competitors in North America, the Silver Maple Leaf and Silver Eagle, have no fractional offerings, the Silver Libertad offers four! Today, the 2017 1/2 oz Silver Mexican Libertad Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic. Lots of 35 typically ship in mint rolls, lots of 500 typically ship in mint bags.
- 26th anniversary of the 1/2 oz Silver Libertad!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Obverse bears the image of Winged Victory.
- Reverse features the Mexican coat of arms.
Winged Victory is an image that is steeped in Mexico’s battle for independence from Spanish colonial rule in the 19th century. Her figure is an angelic one that holds a wreath aloft in one hand as a symbol of free governance, while the other holds broken chains symbolizing the fact that Mexico is no longer enslaved by the whims of an overseas power.
Today, there is a statue of Winged Victory that stands in the center of Mexico City. It was erected there in 1920 as part of the nation’s centennial celebration of its war of independence, and featured one year later on the obverse of the gold Centenario coin.
Each of the 2017 1/2 oz Silver Mexican Libertad Coins in this product listing are available in BU condition. Coins in this condition feature no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the production process at the mint.
The obverse of all Silver Libertads includes the image of Winged Victory. This modern depiction on the Silver Libertad shows Winged Victory as she stands at the top of the statue pillar in Mexico City’s central square. Engravings include a year of issue, weight, purity, metal content, and the Mexican Mint’s mint mark.
On the reverse of the 2017 1/2 oz Silver Mexican Libertad you’ll find the coat of arms for Mexico. The design features a bald eagle clutching a snake in its talons as it fights back with its beak. The 1/2 oz coin debuted with sales of 50,618 in 1991, and hit its all-time high in 1992 at 119,000 coins.
The Mexican Mint is the sovereign mint of Mexico. Located in Mexico City, it was founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistadors and is now operated by the federal government of Mexico and its central bank, Banco de Mexico.
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