The 2018 Silver Libertad is Now Available at APMEX
Banco de México produces one of the most recognizable coins in world – the Silver Libertad. Its beautiful design and attention to detail are unmatched. The designs on both the obverse and reverse are also a representation of a legendary story in Mexican history.
A warrior named Popocatépetl fell in love with the beautiful princess Iztaccíhuatl and earned a marriage blessing from the king on the condition that he win a battle against a rival tribe. As the battle delayed the warrior, a rival suitor started a rumor that Popocatépetl had been killed in the battle and the maiden died of a broken heart. After returning victorious from battle, Popocatépetl found his lover and buried her on top of a mountain range that assumed the shape of a sleeping woman. Grief-stricken, Popocatépetl climbed an adjacent mountain in order to keep eternal watch over his beloved. Today, the depiction of the volcanoes on these Libertad Mexican coins tells the lovers' story.
The 1 oz Silver Libertad reverse depicts two important symbols of the Mexican people: the Angel of Independence and the Mexican volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. On the forefront of the Silver coin, the Winged Victory angel is a historic monument for the Mexican people and is considered the symbol of Mexico City. The Mexican volcanoes pictured in the background memorialize the legend of the two lovers from whom they were named.
The obverse of these Silver coins is equally historic and important, showing the national shield surrounded by the different national coat of arms used throughout the country’s history. The Silver Libertad comes in a range of sizes from 1/20 oz to 5 oz, all containing.999 fine Silver. You will also find the 1 oz Silver Libertad in APMEX MintDirect® packaging or certified by PCGS.
You can pre-order the latest Silver Libertad release now at APMEX and bring this timeless story home to own collection.