Mexican Libertads Silver Coins Enhance the Value of your Collection
In purchasing a Silver Libertad, Precious Metals enthusiasts can invest in a fine Silver coin
, while collectors obtain a piece of Mexican history. The Mexican Silver Libertad artfully depicts two of the Mexican people’s most iconic symbols on the reverse, the Angel of Independence and the Mexican volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. As mentioned above, the Mexican volcanoes pictured in the background of the reverse memorialize the legend of two lovers for whom they were named.
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 Popocatépetl, a rival suitor started a rumor that the warrior had been killed in the battle, causing Iztaccíhuatl to die of a broken heart. Upon returning from the battle, in what should have been a victorious and joyful homecoming, Popocatépetl discovered the fate of his lover He buried her on top of a mountain range, which assumed the shape of a sleeping woman in honor of the dead Iztaccíhuatl. 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.