2008 Mexico 1/4 oz Gold Libertad BU

2008 Mexico 1/4 oz Gold Libertad BU

The 2008 1/4 oz Gold Mexican Libertad has the third-lowest mintage in the series with only 800 coins struck! These coins are difficult to find in the U.S. and are rapidly gaining in popularity!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 0.250 oz of .999 fine Gold.
  • Individual coins come in protective plastic flips.
  • Obverse: 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.
  • Reverse: Features a sculptural relief design of the National Shield, encompassed by the legend "Estados Unidos Mexicanos" (United Mexican States), surrounded by different national coats of arms used throughout Mexico's history.
  • Guaranteed by Banco de Mexico.

Protect and display your Gold Libertad in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

This magnificent Brilliant Uncirculated 1/4 oz Gold coin is a popular choice not only because of its attractive design, but also its mintage at Casa de Moneda de Mexico, the oldest mint in North America. Add this 2008 1/4 oz Gold Mexican Libertad coin to your cart today!

The Mexican Gold Libertad is considered by investors and collectors alike to be one of the most beautiful coins in the world. These Gold coins are of limited mintages so they are becoming increasingly rare and are not often seen in North America. Coins minted between 1981 and 1988 contain 1 oz of .900 fine Gold, while coins produced since 1991 contain .999 fine Gold. Backed by Banco de México, the Mexico 1 oz Gold Libertad is available in sizes of 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz.

The design on the Gold Libertad is based on the Centenario, a 50 Peso Gold coin issued between 1921 and 1947. The iconography of the Gold coin is full of rich Mexican tradition and history. The reverse of all Gold Libertads features the Mexican National Seal, while the 1 oz Gold Libertad features the seal framed by various coats of arms used throughout Mexico’s history. The obverse proudly honors two symbols synonymous with Mexican heritage. In the foreground is the Angel of Independence, symbolizing Mexico’s independence from Spain. In the background are two volcanoes: Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. These two volcanoes are part of pre-Columbian Mexican folklore.

The legend of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl tells that Iztaccíhuatl was the daughter of a great king and Popocatépetl was a strong and fearless warrior. The king promised Popocatépetl he could marry Iztaccíhuatl if he returned from battle victorious. After several months of combat, a rumor spread to Iztaccíhuatl that Popocatépetl had been killed in the war. Devastated, the princess refused to sleep or eat and finally fell ill and slipped away. A short time after this, Popocatépetl returned to find his beloved dead. Heartbroken, he took Iztaccíhuatl’s body into the wilderness to watch over her where his fate mirrored the fate of the princess. As the earth reclaimed their bodies, the two lovers became great volcanoes, with Popocatépetl keeping eternal watch over Iztaccíhuatl.

The national mint of Mexico, La Casa de Moneda de México, is one of the oldest mints in the world. The mint was established in 1535 by the Spanish Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza under a decree from the Spanish Crown that created this first mint in the Americas. The first coins struck at this mint were the Silver 8 Reales coins followed by the Silver peso which was widely circulated throughout the Americas and Asia well into the 19th century. The Silver peso served as the inspiration for many modern national currencies where it was circulated, including the Chinese yuan, the Japanese yen and the American dollar. Since 1983, all coins minted by La Casa de Moneda de México are produced in San Luis Potosí and the original site of the mint is the current headquarters for Museo Nacional de las Culturas in Mexico City.
Customer Reviews of 2008 Mexico 1/4 oz Gold Libertad BU
2008 Mexico 1/4 oz Gold Libertad BU
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A Fine Piece

By  RckyMtnHigh

from Denver, CO

4.0

I was looking for a low mintage gold Libertad in the 1/4 to 1/2 Oz range and settled on a BU 2008 1/4 Oz @ 800 produced. As always, the order arrived expediently and well packaged; obverse and reverse were as advertised however the ridges were a tad rough. All said and done, APMEX met expectations and I am happy with this purchase... though BU was a very slight overstatement.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

Low Mintage, great coin

By  Ryan

from Providence, RI

5.0

No matter what, the Libertads are always a good investment and, until they increase the Mintage; I'll be buying them! They just keep gaining in popularity... And value, which is always nice. The price over spot seems a lot, but they are typically worth more in a month! This gold coin had such a small Mintage that it's worth way more than I paid!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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