Mexican Gold Libertad coins are the official gold bullion specimens of the Mexican Mint. Introduced in 1981, the Gold Libertad bullion coins have been in production regularly since 1991 with five weights available to investors each year. Over the course of time, this series has grown to include proof coins and now reverse proof coins. Now is your chance to learn about the all-new Reverse Proof Mexican Gold Libertad Coins.
2018 was a year of big changes for the Mexican Mint and its Libertad Series coins. Not only did the mint introduce a new Antique Silver Libertad, it also introduced a Reverse Proof Gold Libertad for the first time in the program’s history. The reverse proof Gold Libertad debuted in 2018 with only a 1 oz gold and 1/2 oz gold option available. Both coins have frosted background fields beneath clear, mirrored design elements. Reverse proof finishes such as these create beautiful visual contrast when viewing the coin’s design elements. The Reverse Proof Gold Libertad coins are all packaged individually inside of protective plastic capsules. The 2018 debut included mintages of 1,000 coins per weight, with the 2019 coins cut in half to just 500 coins each.
On the obverse side of the Reverse Proof Mexican Gold Libertad Coins, you will find the towering depiction of Winged Victory. The design on the Libertad coins from the Mexican Mint replicates the appearance of the 22-foot tall statue of Winged Victory found atop the Mexican Independence Victory Column that was erected in Mexico City in 1921 to mark 100 years of independence. The design includes the volcanic peaks of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl in the background.
The reverse face of Reverse Proof Mexican Gold Libertad Coins includes the modern coat of arms for both coins. The 1/2 oz Reverse Proof has only the modern coat of arms. This seal includes a Mexican golden eagle on the arm of a cactus as it battles with a serpent. The words “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” are engraved above and a wreath completes the circle below. The 1 oz coins feature both the modern coat of arms in the center and a rim design that features 10 historical versions of the same seal used throughout Mexican history.
The Mexican Mint introduced the first Mexican Gold Libertad coins in 1981. The Gold Libertad has, however, had a rockier production history than its Silver Libertad counterpart. The Gold Libertads were offered in 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1 oz weights in 1981 and not offered again until 1991. At that point, the coins were made available in two additional fractional-weights and have been available since that time.
A 1 oz Proof Gold Libertad debuted in 1983. Then a 1/2 oz Proof Gold Libertad was offered in 1989, followed by a 1/4 oz Proof Gold Libertad in 2004. Since 2005, the Proof Gold Libertad has been a regular issue from the Mexican Mint. The Reverse Proof Gold Libertad is now part of that history as of 2018.
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