Mexican Gold Libertads
The Mexican Gold Libertad is a stand-out coin for any collector and its limited mintage means it is rarely seen in North America.
Mexican Libertads - One of the most beautiful coins in the world, the Gold Mexican Libertad is made of .999 fine Gold. The reverse of these Gold coins features the Mexican National Seal with the official Spanish name for Mexico: "Estados Unidos Mexicanos." Outlining the contour of the frame of all Gold Mexican Libertad Coins is the reproduction of various coats of arms used throughout Mexico’s history.
The obverse of the Mexican Gold Libertad depicts two key symbols of the Mexican people: the Winged Victory statue in the forefront and the Mexican volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl in the background. A key feature of these Gold coins, the Winged Victory statue is the main historic monument for the Mexican people and is considered the symbol of Mexico City. The volcanoes depicted on Gold Libertads memorialize the legend of the two lovers for whom they were named.
The Mexican Gold Libertad was first introduced in 1981 and is the only Gold coin issued in the world that has no face value stamped on the coin yet is accepted as currency. The design of these Gold coins has changed minimally over the years, with the most notable design feature, the Winged Victory statue, being added in 1991 and then modified slightly in 1996. The statue, featured on all Gold Mexican Libertad Coins, was first seen on Centenarios, 50-peso Gold coins issued from 1921-1947. Gold Libertads also are popular because they are issued in low fractional weights of 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, along with the more familiar 1 oz Gold coins.
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