The cornerstone of the Silver Libertad collection from the Mexican Mint is the one ounce silver bullion coin. Introduced in 1982, it is one of the world’s longest silver coin programs, launching the same year as the Silver Chinese Panda and ahead of the more popular Silver Canadian Maple Leaf and Silver American Eagle coins. Right now, 2017 1 oz Silver Mexican Libertad Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic. Tubes of 25 and multiples of 450 will come in original rolls inside sealed bank bags.
- 36th anniversary of the Silver Libertad coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Obverse depicts Winged Victory from Mexico City.
- Reverse features the coat of arms for Mexico.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Silver Mexican Libertad Coins in this product listing is available in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process at the mint.
Silver Libertad coins were originally only available in this 1 oz Silver Libertad option. Over the past 35 years, the Mexican Mint has taken action to broaden the appeal of the program by offering other options to those buying silver. Four fractional-weight options were introduced in 1992, followed by a 2 oz and 5 oz coin.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz Silver Mexican Libertad Coins feature the images of Winged Victory and the famous twin volcanic peaks of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. The volcanic peaks are named after a pair of Aztec lovers, one of whom was told the other had died in battle and herself died from a broken heart.
On the reverse of all Silver Libertad coins you’ll find the modern coat of arms for Mexico. What sets the 1 oz, 2 oz, and 5 oz coins apart is the presence of historical versions of the coat of arms. Included on these coins are 10 different versions of the coat of arms used between the start of the independence movement in the 1820s and the modern day.
The Mexican Mint is located in Mexico City. It was originally founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistadors to refine gold and silver discovered throughout South and Central America. Today it is the official sovereign mint of Mexico and is overseen by the nation’s central bank, the Banco de Mexico.
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