The Mexican Libertad Series from the Mexican Mint represents the official bullion program of the nation of Mexico. These coins are available annually in both bullion and proof versions, with gold, silver, and platinum coins available. The Mexican Gold Libertad is one of the mint’s best sellers, and right now the 2016 1/20 oz Proof Mexican Gold Libertad is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- 12th year of Proof Mexican Gold Libertads!
- Contains 1/20 Troy oz of .999 pure gold in proof.
- Obverse features the image of Winged Victory.
- Mexican coat of arms on the reverse.
Mexican Libertad coins were introduced in 1982, with a silver version available following the release of the gold bullion coin. While silver proof coins were made available early on in the history of this program, the Proof Mexican Gold Libertad coin has only been in production since 2004 in 1 oz and 2005 in all four fractional weights.
Proof Mexican Gold Libertad coins are available in fractional weights that include 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and these 2016 1/20 oz Proof Mexican Gold Libertads. The mintage figures for Proof Gold Libertads are often extremely low, with mintage for the 1/20 oz weight surpassing 600 coins just once in 2011.
The Mexican Libertad series uses the design features originally introduced by the Mexican Mint in 1920 on the Gold Centenario coin that celebrated the nation’s 100th year of independence from its colonial masters, Spain.
On the obverse of the 2016 1/20 oz Proof Mexican Gold Libertad you’ll find the image of Winged Victory. This image is symbolic of the nation’s struggle for independence during an 8-year war with Spain. Her wreath held high in her right hand represents the freedom of self-governance, while the broken chains in her left hand symbolize the broken chains of bondage and servitude.
The reverse of all 1/20 oz Proof Mexican Gold Libertad coins includes the coat of arms for Mexico. The image includes a Mexican bald eagle perched on a cactus arm as it battles with a serpent.
Founded in 1535, the Mexican Mint is the oldest operating mint facility in the Western Hemisphere. Established by Spanish conquistadors, the Mexican Mint served as the primary mint for Spanish colonial coinage through the western world for almost 300 years.
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