MEXICAN SILVER LIBERTAD

MEXICAN SILVER LIBERTAD 2016-11-05T06:34:26+00:00

Project Description

The Libertad is the official bullion coin of Mexico and has been in production since 1982 in one ounce form, and 1991 in the smaller denominations. In 1996, 2oz and 5oz coins were introduced and all seven sizes remain in production at the time of writing. They are sold in 1/20, 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 5 oz weights. A 1 kilogram is produced, but only as a proof with limited appeal to the bullion buyer.
The coins are .999 fine silver. On one side of the coin is a winged Victoria of Mexican Independence Victory Column in front of a landscape with the volcanoes Popocat├ępetl and Iztaccihuatl. The opposite side shows the coat of arms of Mexico. The new version has the Winged Victoria in another angle, and the opposite side shows the coat of arms of Mexico surrounded by historical Mexican coats of arms. The original design is based on a Centenario gold Mexican coin.

A beautiful coin, every collector should have at least one of these. We don’t know why they have a 1/20th ounce silver coin given the price of silver. A 1/10th ounce coin has minimal value so a 1/20th must cost more to produce than its silver content is worth. With the 1kg being proof only, we feel they’d be better served with a 10 ounce or even a half-kilo for the bullion market. The latter would be nice at a kilo diameter with half the thickness.

CATEGORY 1 kg 5 oz 2 oz 1 oz 1/2 oz 1/4 oz 1/10 oz 1/20 oz
FINENESS (Purity %) 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9% 99.9%
COIN WEIGHT (g) 1,000 155.52 62.206 31.103 15.552 7.776 3.110 1.555
DIAMETER (mm) 110.0 65.0 48.0 40.0 33.0 27.0 20.0 16.0
THICKNESS (mm) 0 5.4 4.5 3.0 2.6 1.7 1.4 1.0
FIRST ISSUED 1996 1996 1996 1982 1991 1991 1991 1991

AG-2012 Libertad
AG-1983 Libertad
CASA DE MONEDA DE MEXICO
YEAR 5 oz 2 oz 1 oz 0.5 oz 0.25 oz 0.1 oz 0.05 oz
1982 1'050,000
1983 1'002,200
1984 1'014,000
1985 2'017,000
1986 1'699,426
1987 500000
1988 1'500,500
1989 1'396,500
1990 1'200,000
1991 1'650,518 50618 50017 50017 50017
1992 2'458,000 119000 104000 299933 295783
1993 1'000,000 90500 90500 100000 100000
1994 400000 90100 90100 90100 90100
1995 500000 50000 50000 50000 50000
1996 20000 50000 300000 50000 50000 50000 50000
1997 10000 15000 100000 20000 20000 20000 20000
1998 2300 7000 67000 6400 6400 6400 6400
1999 2800 5000 95000 7000 7000 8000 8001
YEAR 5 oz 2 oz 1 oz 0.5 oz 0.25 oz 0.1 oz 0.05 oz
2000 4000 7500 340000 20000 21000 27500 57500
2001 4000 6700 725000 20000 25000 25000 25000
2002 5200 8700 850000 35000 35000 35000 45000
2003 6000 9500 805000 28000 22000 20000 50000
2004 3923 8000 450000 20000 15000 15000 30000
2005 2401 3549 698281 10000 15000 9277 15000
2006 3000 5800 300000 15000 15000 15000 20000
2007 3000 8000 200000 3500 3500 3500 3500
2008 9000 17000 950000 9000 9000 10000 7000
2009 21000 46000 1'650,000 10000 10000 10000 10000
2010 9500 14000 1'000,000 20000 15500 12000 12000
2011
2012
2013
2014

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