2014 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad

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  • Description:

    The Mexican Libertad's finely struck design keeps these coins regularly atop collectors’ lists as some of the most beautiful silver coins in the world. History and mythology of Mexican culture are both contained in one coin. Displaying the winged Victoria, the obverse of the Mexican Libertad celebrates Mexico's independence from Spain. Victoria, also known as the goddess of victory, is the showstopper on this coin. She is delicately poised on a pillar, keeping her above humanity. Only her bottom half is covered by a sheer drape that cascading by the wind. Her arms are opened wide and her wings expand over the landscape. In the distance are two well-known volcanoes that also have important meaning in Mexican folklore. The princess, Iztaccihuatl, fell in love with a warrior named Popocatépetl. The warrior was sent to war and due to the stress of his life being in danger, the princess died. When the warrior returned, he was so consumed by grief that he took his princess to the mountains where the gods reside. He begged for them to spare her life but instead, the gods made the two lovers into volcanoes so they will be always be next to each other. To this day, those very old volcanoes are still active, encouraging the legend.

    Silver Libertads were introduced in 1982 by the Mexico City Mint (famed for being the oldest mint in all of North America). The one ounce silver bullion coin’s design was based off of the well-regarded Gold 50 Peso Centenario. The Centenario was first struck in 1921 to commemorate Mexico’s 100th Anniversary of the it’s independence from Spain. The quality of the 50 Peso is often compared to that of Saint Gauden’s lauded American Double Eagle. The artistry of the Centenario’s design has been brought back to life in the Mexican Silver Libertad.

    Coin Highlights
    -.999 fine silver
    -Brilliant Uncirculated condition
    -Packaged in plastic coin flips
    -Obverse: Features the Winged Victory angel, sometimes also known as the Angel of Independence. The Winged Victory angel is often considered the symbol of Mexico City, and is a well-known historic monument for the people of Mexico. The Angel of Independence is seen with the broken chains of bondage in her left hand as well as a laurel leaf held in her raised right hand. Standing in the background are the two most famous Mexican volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl.
    -Reverse: Displays the Mexican National Seal, otherwise known as the Mexican Coat of Arms, wrapped around the outer edge of the silver coin. Featured in the center of the seal is an eagle perched atop a cactus, wings outstretched while gripping a serpent in its beak and talon. Surrounding the eagle is a wreath with the official name of Mexico: “Estados Unidos Mexicanos.”

  • Details:
    • Denomination: 1 onza
    • Year: 2014
    • Diameter: 40 mm
    • Mint Mark: N/A
    • Thickness: 3 mm
    • Grade: N/A

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