The 1990 1 oz Silver Libertad coin is made of one ounce of 99.9% silver. Made in the Casa de Moneda de México (Mexican Mint,) these coins are the official silver bullion coin of Mexico and are struck in the oldest mint in the Americas. The original Type I design of 1982-1995 was based on the old Mexican gold Centenario coin.
The obverse features the Angel of Independence erected in 1910 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Mexican Independence. In her right hand, she holds aloft the laurel wreath of Victory, and in her left hand she holds the broken chain that symbolizes Freedom. In the distance are the two famous volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, named for the mythological Aztec warrior and his lover, who died in a tale of romance and tragedy. The Aztec god transformed the maiden Iztaccíhuatl, who was lying in state on a mountain, into the four-peaked volcano which now bears her name. Her warrior lover became the adjoining angry volcano, to guard over her forever.
The reverse features the Coat of Arms of Mexico, an eagle on a cactus, devouring a snake. The main imagery is taken from the myth of the foundation of the Aztec civilization. The ancestors of the Aztecs were a wandering tribe, whose patron god told them he would send them the sign of a golden eagle in a nopal cactus grasping a snake, to indicate their new homeland. When they found the eagle on an island in Lake Texcoco, they founded the city of Tenochtitlan, which became the capital of the Aztec Empire. Today that site is Mexico City.
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