Rapidly gaining popularity, 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Libertad Proof coins carry on the rich and proud tradition of the beloved Proof Libertad series that began in 1983. Highly sought after, Proof Silver Mexican Libertads are great collector's items!
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in original mint capsule.
- Obverse: Sculptural relief 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: the Winged Victory statue in the forefront and the Mexican volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl in the background.
- Guaranteed by Banco de México.
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This magnificent Proof Silver 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 Proof Silver Mexican Libertad coin to your cart today!
La Casa de Moneda de México, commonly known as the Mexican Mint, has been minting the Silver Libertad since the first year of issue in 1982. The Mexican Mint was originally established in 1535 by the Spanish viceroy Antonio de Mendoza under the authority of the Spanish Crown to create the first mint in the Americas. The Mexican mint has been minting coins such as the Silver 8 reales and Silver peso that have circulated across the globe from the Americas and even into Asia. These Silver coins became the foundation of the modern Mexican Silver Libertad.
The Mexican Silver Libertad honors the legend of two Mexican volcanoes in the background of the reverse. According to a pre-Columbian legend, a warrior named Popocatépetl fell in love with Iztaccíhuatl, a king’s daughter, and earned a tentative marriage blessing from the king on the condition that he win a battle against a rival tribe. While the battle delayed the warrior, a rival suitor started a rumor that Popocatépetl had been killed in the battle, and the fair maiden died of a broken heart. Upon finally returning as the victor from the battle, Popocatépetl discovered the fate of his lover and buried her on top of a mountain range that assumed the shape of a sleeping woman in honor of the dead maiden. Grief-stricken, Popocatépetl climbed an adjacent mountain in order to keep eternal watch over his beloved. Today, the depiction of the volcanoes on the Silver Libertad coin still tells the lovers’ story.