Silver Mexican Libertads are among the most widely recognized and traded 1 oz silver bullion coins in the world. The 1983 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad is minted from a one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. 1983 had a mintage of 1,002,200 coins. It was the second year the Libertad was produced with a 99.9% purity. The coins were minted at the Casa de Moneda de Mexico, one of the oldest mint in the Americas. Each Libertad has a diameter of 36mm and a thickness of 4mm, with a lettered edge.
On the obverse, you will find the national arms of Mexico. Depicted with incredible attention to detail, the national arms consists of an eagle standing on a cactus while slaying a snake. Right above the eagle the official name for the nation of Mexico "Estados Unidos Mexicanos"
The Type I reverse of the 1983 Silver Libertad features a beautiful and timeless depiction of "winged liberty" with a background featuring two large volcanoes. This design is shared on a number of coins including the the popular 1947 Mexican 50 Pesos gold coin. The reverse of the coin features the metal type and weight in large letters. The date of issue along with country of issue and purity are struck along the bottom of the rim.
1983 silver Mexican Libertads are a prime example of a mode government issued silver bullion coin that also has historical significance.