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Overview

The Libertad coins are the official gold and silver bullion coins of the Mexican Government. The coins are minted by the Mexican mint La Casa de Moneda de México, as authorized by the Banco de México (Bank of Mexico). The Mexican mint is the oldest mint in the Americas, and it was founded in 1535. 

The Gold Libertad coin was initially struck in 1981 to commemorate Mexico’s independence. The coin was initially minted in 22-karat gold (.900 gold), and it came in three different weights: 1 oz, ½ oz, and ¼ oz. However, in 1992, the Mexican mint transitioned to using 24-karat gold (.999 gold) in minting the coins. Today, the coins are struck in five sizes: 1⁄20 oz, ​1⁄10 oz, ​1⁄4 oz, ​1⁄2 oz, and 1 oz. 

Design

The coin’s obverse side shows Mexico’s coat of arms; it shows a Mexican golden eagle resting on a prickly pear cactus swallowing a rattlesnake. This image represents the founding of Tenochtitlan (present-day Mexico City). The coat of arms is based on the legend of the god Huitzilopochtli wherein he informed the Aztec people where to establish their city; it is also where they saw an eagle swallowing a snake while standing on a cactus. At the bottom of the coat of arms are oak and laurel leaves surrounding the eagle. The words “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (United Mexican States) is shown on this side of the coin.

The reverse side of the coin’s design is based on the 1921 gold Centenario coin, which was released to commemorate the Mexican independence. This side shows the Angel of Independence, the winged Victoria in front of the volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl. The year minted, weight (onza), and purity (i.e., oro puro or pure gold).

Value

The Gold Libertad coins do not have any face value, unlike the American gold bullion coins. However, it is accepted as legal tender and guaranteed by the Banco de México based on gold’s current market value. 

We BUY Gold Libertad

Do you have a few coin collections that you want to sell for instant cash? We at Nevada Coin Mart are the #1 buyer of Gold Libertad in Las Vegas, Henderson, and even the entire Nevada state! 

Our store is open 365 times a year from 9 am to 6 pm, so come visit us at Nevada Coin Mart® 4065 S. Jones Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89103 or call us up at 702-998-4000.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertad_(coin) 

https://www.govmint.com/world-coins/mexico-coins/libertad-coins 

https://www.jmbullion.com/gold/gold-coins/mexican-gold-coins/