The Mexican 1 Troy ounce silver Libertad was first minted in 1982 and has since become one of the most popular silver bullion coins in the world. With their beautiful design and high .999 fine silver purity, Libertads are sought after by collectors and investors alike. Silver Libertads are not always as readily available as their top competitor, the American Silver Eagle. For any given year, the Silver Libertad mintage is only a fraction of the mintage of Silver Eagles. In 2011 there were only 1,200,000 Silver Libertads minted compared to 40,000,000 Silver Eagles!
The Libertad coins are minted by the Casa de Moneda de México, the national mint of Mexico. Headquartered in Mexico City, the Mexico Mint holds the prestige of being the oldest mint in the Americans since its establishment in 1535 by the colonial Spanish. The Mexico Mint has gained a reputation over the centuries for its high quality of silver and gold coinage.
The obverse design depicts the Angel of Independence statue located in Mexico City. Created to commemorate Mexico's War of Independence, it is one of the most important and recognizable landmarks in Mexico City. Two legendary Mexican volcanoes, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, are featured in the background.
The reverse design displays the current official Seal of Mexico surrounded by historical Mexico Coats of Arms. The image of Mexican Golden Eagle eating a snake is a classic symbol of Mexico with its roots based on Indian legend.
Since this is a bullion coin here are a few things to know. A discount off the posted prices will apply for wire transfers on orders over $1000. Wires must be received within two business days. Checks will be accepted but must also be received within two business days and will be held 10 business days before shipment of goods. Credit card orders over the web are limited to $5000. If your bullion order is more than $5000, you must place your order by phone during normal business hours. Most orders over $3000 will be shipped Registered Mail with restricted delivery. This service can take from 5 to 12 business days but is the safest way to ship. Please be aware that items in this category will fluctuate numerous times daily in price and may not be returned for any reason, unless if you are selling them back at our then current buy price. We will only accept international orders for bullion when paid by bank wire.