2016 Mexico 1 oz Gold Libertad BU
Gold Mexican Libertads are stunning coins that stand out in any collection and their limited mintage means they are rarely seen in North America. These 2016 Gold Libertads feature iconic Mexican imagery, produced in striking .999 fine Gold quality.
Limited mintage of Gold Libertads make them highly desirable by both investors and collectors. Only 4,800 1 oz Gold Libertads were minted in 2015 by the Banco de México.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Gold.
- Multiples of 10 are packaged in mint tubes. All other 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), surrounded by different national coats of arms used throughout Mexico's history.
- 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 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 2016 1 oz Gold Mexican Libertad coin to your cart today!
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.