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08 Nov 2017

FRACTIONAL MEXICAN SILVER LIBERTADS

Exonumia | Longstrider

  I would like to share some Libertad knowledge with everyone. First, as most people know, this bullion coin is made by Mexico. I call it bullion as even though it is produced by a country, it caries no monetary value on it's surfaces. The coins listed below are as follows: 1995 one ounce, 2017 1/2 ounce, 2017 1/4 ounce, 2017 1/10 ounce and 2017 1/20 ounce. These, I'm going to call them coins now because it just feels better and right to me, have gone through a lot of changes and varieties in their brief history. The most noticeable one is in the one ounce coins diameter. during 1982 -1995 the diameter was 36 mm. From 1996-2017 the diameter was changed to 40 mm. The obverse and reverse also went through several variety changes. It's important to know that the Obverse is, now, the side with the Mexican coat of arms. The reverse shows the famous statue Winged Victoria which can been found in Mexico City. These coins are also made in 2 ounce, 5 ounce and one kilo size. All minted in 999 silver as well as in 999 gold.  I want to keep this blog short in the hopes that members will look up other facts themselves. It is a very interesting coin. I strongly recommend you read about the twin volcanoes behind the statue! It is quite a love story on par with Romeo and Juliet, in my opinion! I hope you enjoy this blog. I realize I put up quite a few blogs on Latin American coins and banknotes. After US money I find them some the most beautiful and affordable world money. I look forward to your comments. As always, thanks for looking.

SOURCES:
 ENCYCLOPEDIA of MEXICAN MONEY-Vol 2. by Don and Lois Bailey
www.en.numista.com

Comments

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

very cool set of coins. thanks for sharing

Kepi

Level 6

What beautiful ladies! I love the Libertad design and the story! Thank for sharing this one Longstrider!

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

I have a buddy that purchases the 7 piece set every year. They are beautiful coins on par with the other great bullion coins of the world.

SpartaCuse

Level 4

the Libertad is a great looking coin - i bought a few some time ago - & gave them to my brother living in southern cali at the time - i thought he might like to have a conversation piece or 2 & just in case he had to cross the border for any crazy reason - lol

CoinLady

Level 6

Glad to see this blog. These Libertads do not get the publicity that American, Canadian, even Australian pieces get, and they are attractive too.

"SUN"

Level 6

It is amazing how some countries make bullion silver in less than an ounce. I thinks silver bullion coins are some of the best looking coins.

Numinerd9

Level 5

Love this series of coinage, as well as the toning on the reverse of that 1 Onza - thanks for sharing! -Sam Gelberd, ANA Numismatic Educator.

Mike

Level 7

I do know the story. Very Romantic you need a little imagination. Very well done. I like the set. They do come out with coins all the time with different varieties. I always liked the one ounce. But this makes a nice set well done I learned something today that makes me very happy thanks for that. I crave information. Thanks for the pictures and research. Mike.

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