Gold Mexican Libertads are stunning coins that stand out in any collection and because of their limited mintages, they are rarely seen in North America. Gold Libertads feature iconic Mexican imagery, produced in striking Gold quality.
- Coins minted between 1981 and 1988 contain 1/2 oz of .900 fine Gold. Coins minted since 1991 contain 1/2 oz of .999 fine Gold.
- Individual coins come in protective plastic flips.
- Obverse: Features a sculptural relief design of the National Shield, encompassed by the legend "Estados Unidos Mexicanos" (United Mexican States).
- Reverse: Depicts two key symbols of the Mexican people: Winged Victory in the forefront and the Mexican volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl in the background.
- Guaranteed by Banco de México.
Protect your Gold Libertad with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding a presentation box to your order.
This magnificent Brilliant Uncirculated 1/2 oz Gold coin is a popular choice not only because of its attractive design, but also its mintage at Casa de Moneda de México, the oldest mint in North America. Add this 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertad or Onza coin to your cart today!
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The history of Mexican Gold coins
Gold coins were first minted in Mexico (New Spain) in 1679, as coins produced prior to that date were primarily Silver or Copper. Unlike Libertad Gold coins, the first Gold coins were minted in the macuquina style, meaning the Gold bullion coins were hammered by hand. In 1732, the forerunners to Gold Mexican Libertads were minted using a system created in the Iberian Peninsula for a more refined system that allowed for efficient production, reduction in counterfeiting and the manufacturing of columnaria coins, which had an elaborate finish and became much admired the world over. The Mexican Mint, which would later produce the 1/2 Gold Onza, was referred to as “the largest and richest mint in the world” by Alexander von Humboldt, and by 1894 it employed 400 people.
Why invest in Gold Mexican Libertads?
Libertad Gold coins are a welcome addition to any Gold coin collection as they are not only beautiful and much-loved Gold coins, but they traditionally have very low mintages each year, increasing their collectibility. Gold Mexican Libertads and Onzas, depending on the year, contain either .999 fine Gold or .900 fine Gold, so also are popular due to their Gold content. Purchasing a 1/2 oz Gold Onza or 1/2 oz Gold Libertad is a good way to add to your Gold collection at a lower price point. These treasured Gold coins, which have been minted since 1981, are guaranteed by Banco de México.
Whether you invest in Gold coins or Gold bars depends on your Gold end-game.
Some people prefer to invest in Gold coins versus Gold bars because they place value not only on raw Gold content, but also on the coin’s history, design and rarity. Libertad Gold coins, and other world coins, have a higher premium over spot price of Gold than most Gold bars. Over the years, a coin’s value can increase substantially beyond the raw Gold value if the coin is rare and sought after by collectors. Gold Mexican Libertads tend to have low mintages each year, a more extreme example occurring in 2003 when only 300 1/2 oz Gold Libertads (BU) were minted. Purchasing a 1/2 oz Gold Onza or 1/2 oz Gold Libertad is not only about the rarity, but these Gold coins also possess a unique beauty. Part of the appeal of collecting Gold coins is the ability to hold it in your hands and proudly display its magnificent design.
Understand the difference between Gold coins and Gold rounds.
Sometimes people use the terms Gold coins and Gold rounds interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two. Gold coins, like the 1/2 oz Gold Onza and 1/2 oz Gold Libertad, are only produced by government mints and are legal tender. The value of Onza and Libertad Gold coins goes beyond the current price of Gold because the Gold bullion coins also have numismatic, or collector, value. Gold rounds, unlike Libertad Gold coins, Onza Gold coins and other world coins, are in the same class as Gold bars, with similar premiums over Gold spot price. Likke Gold bars, Gold rounds are most often produced by private mints and have no legal tender value.