2016 Gold Libertads - Get your 2016 Gold Libertad coins and Proof coins first at APMEX! One of the most beautiful coins in the world, the Gold Mexican Libertad features the Mexican National Seal with the official Spanish name for Mexico: Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Outlining the contour of the frame of all 2016 1 oz Gold Libertad Coins is the reproduction of various coats of arms used throughout Mexico’s history. All fractional sizes feature a sculptural relief design of the Mexican National Shield, encompassed by the legend "Estados Unidos Mexicanos" (United Mexican States). Each 2016 Gold Libertad is minted at Casa de Moneda de México, the oldest North American mint, for Banco de México.
The obverse of the Mexican Gold Libertad 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. A key feature of these Gold coins, the Winged Victory statue is the main historic monument for the Mexican people and is considered the symbol of Mexico City. The volcanoes depicted on Gold Libertads memorialize the legend of the two lovers for whom they were named.
The Mexican Gold Libertad was first introduced in 1981 and is the only Gold coin issued in the world that has no face value stamped on the coin yet is accepted as currency. The design of these Gold coins has changed minimally over the years, with the most notable design feature, the Winged Victory statue, modified slightly in 1996. The statue, featured on all Gold Mexican Libertad Coins, was first seen on Centenarios, which were 50 peso Gold coins issued from 1921-1947.
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