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Investment in Mexican Libertad Silver Bullion Coins

Annually, there are many types of silver bullion coins being struck for investors and collectors.

One of major silver bullion coins being invested is the Mexican Libertad Silver bullion coin.

A bit of details as this coin:

The Mexican Libertad silver bullion coin was first minted in 1982. The mint maker is the Mexican Mint. Prior to 1996, the coin portrayed a beautiful winged angel design but has been re-designed in 1996 to depict the spectacular Angel of Independence — an eight ton golden statue on top of a tall slender column in Mexico City. Since 1996 onwards, this design is still on the silver coin.

Libertad silver coins are struck in pure 99.9% fine silver and are available in a variety of sizes namely 5 1kilo,5 oz, 2 oz,1 oz,1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz .The 1 oz were initially launched, later in 1991 being added with coins of 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz sizes.2 oz and 5 oz size was added in 1996. In 2002, it was  added the 1 kilogram size of Libertad silver coin.

Obverse side of Mexican Libertad Silver coin

Obverse Design:-

The obverse or heads side of the coin features an eagle battling a snake (Mexico’s national coat of arms), which is surrounded by a wreath and the words “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS”. Encircling the center are ten eagle designs that have been used as National Emblems through the centuries, including one depicted in the 16th century Mendocino Codex.

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse side of Mexican Libertad coin

Reverse Design

Since 1996, the reverse or tails side of the coin features the famed winged angel design. The angel towers above a background of the volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl.
Inscription surrounding the top include the numerical size following by “ONZA” for “ounce”, then “PLATA PURA” for “pure silver”, the year of issue, “LEY” and “.999”.

Detailed specifications of the Mexican Libertad silver coin are as follows:-

Mint: Banco de Mexico
Mintmark: N/A
Finish/Condition: BU and Proof
Metal Content: 99.9% silver
Diameter: 40.0 mm
Edge: Reeded
Issue Date: 1991-present

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