The Mexican Silver Libertad Coin series is produced by La Casa de Moneda de Mexico, the Mexican Mint, which is the oldest mint in North America. The BU series began in 1982 with the production of the 1 ounce size coin. Production of the 2 ounce size coin began in 1996. The Silver Libertad coin has no specific denomination, however, they are considered legal tender. Its value is tied to the market value of 1 Troy ounce of silver. Currently, JM Bullion has the 2000 2 oz Mexican Silver Libertad Coin available for purchase.
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip!
- 5th year of the 2 oz Mexican Silver Libertad Coin!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse features the Mexico Coat of Arms.
- Reverse features the Winged Victory statue.
- Total of 7,500 coins were minted in 2000.
The obverse of the Mexican Silver Libertad coin depicts the official Coat of Arms of Mexico, surrounded by 10 past versions of the official Mexican Coat of Arms used throughout history. They feature an eagle, most often with a snake in its mouth, standing on a cactus. This is used to symbolize the founding of Mexico City.
The reverse of the Mexican Silver Libertad coin depicts the Winged Victory statue in Mexico City, commemorating Mexicos independence. In the background are 2 Mexican volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. Aztec mythology has a legendary love story between princess Iztaccihuatl and the brave warrior Popocatepetl, whom these 2 volcanoes are said to represent.
While Spains influence on Mexicos culture and language is visible, Mexico has great pride in its independence from Spain. The Mexican Silver Libertad Coin series symbolizes and celebrates this independence, which occurred in 1821 via Mexicos liberation from Spain. The Silver Libertad has become a popular modern coin series among collectors, in part due to the high quality of the silver used to produce them and the traditionally low mintages of the coins. The Silver Libertad series started in 1982 with just the 1 ounce size. In 1991, mintage was expanded to include 1/20 ounce, 1/10 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/2 ounce sizes. Mintage was expanded in 1996 to include the 2 ounce and 5 ounce sizes. And in 2008, a 1 kg size was added. In addition to the silver bullion coins, silver proof, reverse proof, and antique finish coins are minted for collectors. All sizes and versions are minted in .999 pure silver.
Have questions about the Libertad coins? Please contact our JM Bullion Customer Service team, as we are happy to assist you. We can be reached via phone at 800-276-6508, via our live chat, or via our email.