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: 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 1/4 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 Silver Libertad joins Mexico’s pre-Columbian heritage with its new culture of independence. Containing .999 fine Silver, these Silver bullion coins are guaranteed by Banco de México. The Silver Libertad is available in a wide range of sizes including 1/20 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 2 oz and 1 kilo. Because of the limited mintages of the Mexican Silver Libertad, they are not commonly seen in North American portfolios, making this coin ideal for both investors and collectors.

Identical to its Gold counterpart, the design of the Silver Libertad is based on the 50 Peso Centenario issued between 1921 and 1947. Covered in images that are strongly symbolic of Mexico’s rich history, the Silver Libertad is widely considered one of the most beautiful coins ever made. The obverse of all Libertads feature the Mexican National Seal, while the 1 oz, 2 oz and 1 kilo Silver Libertads also feature the seal framed by various coats of arms used throughout Mexico’s history. The reverse of the coin boasts the Winged Victory statue, symbolizing Mexico’s independence from Spain. Behind her are two volcanoes that are part of pre-Columbian Mexican mythology: Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl.

According to legend, 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.

La Casa de Moneda de México, the national mint of Mexico, is one of the oldest mints in the world. Established by the Spanish Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza in 1535 under the authority of the Spanish Crown, La Casa de Moneda de México became the first mint in the Americas. The first coins struck by the mint were the Silver 8 Reales followed by the Silver peso. The Silver peso became widely circulated throughout North America and Asia well into the 1800s and served as the inspiration for many modern currencies including the Chinese yuan, the Japanese yen and the American dollar. Since 1983, all coins minted by the national mint of Mexico are produced in San Luis Potosí and the original site of the mint is now the 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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