|Mint Mark:||Mo - Mexico City|
|Actual Metal Weight:||1 ozt|
|Mint:||Casa de Moneda de Mexico (Mexican Mint)|
Minted by La Casa de Moneda, the 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad has been a popular coin among international collectors. 1987 marks the sixth year of the series, and the first year in which under 1,000,000 Libertads were minted. The 1987 1 oz Silver Libertad had a limited mintage of just 500,000, making it one of the more desirable dates in the series. Each Silver Libertad is composed of 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver and is backed by the full faith and credit of the Mexican government for its precious metal content.
The obverse features the statue of the Angel of Independence, or Winged Victory, which was built in 1910 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mexican Independence. The mountains in the background are the twin volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl, which look down upon the valley of Mexico City. The reverse shows the Mexican Coat of Arms, which features an eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus, devouring a snake. This harkens to the origin myth of the Aztec civilization, where their patron god sent them the sign of the eagle, cactus and snake to show where they should build their city. After the Spanish conquest, this widespread symbol was adapted to show the eagle eating the snake, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. The reverse legend "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS" wraps around the rim with a laurel motif.
The Mexican Mint, or La Casa de Moneda de Mexico, was established in 1535, making it the oldest mint in the Americas. While it is a popular silver bullion coin that is traded all over the world, the Silver Libertad is also attractive to collectors for their modest mintages and gorgeous design. Get your 1 oz 1987 Mexican Libertad from Gainesville Coins today!