|Actual Metal Weight:||0.5 ozt|
|Face Value:||1/2 Onza|
|Mint:||Casa de Moneda de Mexico (Mexican Mint)|
Enjoy the proclamation of Mexico's liberty with the 1/2 ounce Silver Mexican Libertad. These random-dated silver coins are produced by the Casa de Moneda de México. The Casa de Moneda de México, or the Mexican Mint as it is also known, was established in 1535 and is the oldest mint in the Americas. Each coin is struck from one-half ounce of .999 fine silver and is legal tender in Mexico.
The obverse depicts an historic visage of iconic Mexican imagery. The Angel of Independence is the symbol of Mexico's liberation from Spanish colonial powers, atop the Independence Column in Mexico City. The angel is framed by a mountain and volcano, Ixtacíhuatl and Popocateptl, respectively, and stands atop a pillar while holding out her right arm. Struck around the top portion of the coin's rim are, "1/2 ONZA," "PLATA PURA," and " 2005 LEY .999."
The reverses of the coins bear the Mexican coat of arms. The coat of arms is an enduring emblem of Mexican history as it depicts the origin of Mexico's foundation. The legend tells of a group of people searching for a predestined site to build one of the greatest settlements around. The signal which would designate the sight would be that of an eagle devouring a snake as it is perched on a cactus. The story has made its way onto the Mexican national coat of arms and has followed Mexican history since the foundation of what is now Mexico city. The inscription above the coat of arms is, "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS."
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