Mexican Gold and Silver Coins
Mexican Coins are almost as numerous and various as those from the United States. Mexican coins can be made of gold or silver, although their modern circulating coins have a clad composition.
Of all the coins produced by Mexico today, one of the most well-known is the Silver Libertad. The Mexican Silver Libertad is a government issued bullion coin. It is the Mexican equivalent of the American Silver Eagle or Canadian Silver Maple Leaf. The Silver Libertad is primarily a bullion coin, although the bullion issue is collected by some. The most collectible version of the Silver Libertad is the Proof Libertad. This coin may be available graded, when it is you can expect it to be graded by PCGS or NGC. The main draw to the regular issue of this coin is the fact that it comes in a variety of sizes. The best example of this is the 1 Kilo Silver Libertad. This coin contains 1 kilogram of silver, so it is much larger than a standard 1 Troy oz. Libertad. The 1 kilo size has low mintage figures when it is produced, typically in the 3 digit range. To put this in perspective, in recent years American Silver Eagles have been in the mid eight digit range.
For bullion buyers, formerly circulating Mexican gold coins are an excellent choice. These coins have very reasonable premiums and are quite abundant since they were produced for circulation. The Mexican gold coins are available in a variety of weights and denominations. There are options that are affordable for everyone, regardless of your budget. These coins can contain as little gold as just under 1/20 Troy oz. such as the Dos Pesos or as much as nearly 1 and ¼ Troy oz. in the 50 Pesos coin. The 50 Pesos Gold Coin is unique because it contains so much gold.
The Gold Libertad is another great choice among Mexican coins. This coin can be issued in a regular or proof finish, with the proof being mainly collectible and the regular being mainly for bullion stacking. Gold Libertads are produced in a variety of sizes, 1 oz., 1/2 oz., 1/4 oz., and 1/10 oz. The availability of these fractional issues can vary widely.
Even with all of the World Coins that MCM has to offer, Mexican coins offer some of the most affordable gold options and excellent collectible coins.