La Casa de Moneda de México Sells Nearly 1 Million One Ounce Silver Libertad Coins in 2015.
Sales of one ounce Mexican Silver Libertad coins of 903,000 were up 110% from 2014’s sales of 429,200.
While Mexico produces the most silver of any country on earth, it has the lowest mintages by far of silver coins produced by sovereign mints, including the U.S., Canadian, Austrian, Perth and Chinese Mints.
The La Casa de Moneda de México (the Mexican Mint) produced just 903,000 one ounce Mexican Silver Libertad coins in 2015.
Mintages for the Mexican Silver Libertadad have averaged just 775,000 per year from 2004-2015.
In comparison, the U.S. Mint produced a record 47 million one ounce American Silver Eagle coins, although U.S. annual silver mining production has averaged just about 35 million ounces the past few years.
In the first quarter of 2016 the U.S. Mint produced more one ounce American Silver Eagle coins than the Mexican Mint produced of one ounce Silver Libertad coins from 2004-2015!
Low mintages of Mexican Silver Libertads add a collectible premium to the coins as time goes by.
The Mexican Mint produces silver and gold coins in the form of “Libertads” (pictured below). The Silver Libertad is minted in 1/20, 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 5 troy ounce and 1 kilogram sizes. The most popular size is the one ounce Libertad.
The Mexican Silver Libertad
Description: Obverse: Depiction of a winged Victoria in front of Mexican volanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl with the words “1 Onza Plata Pura” (“one ounce pure silver”), the date and .999 indicating the fineness of the silver.
Reverse: Depiction of the Mexican National Seal with an eagle perched on a cactus, with a snake in its beak, with the words “Estados Unidos Mexicanos” (“United States of Mexico”).
Composition/Weight: 1 ounce/.999 fine silver; ridged edge (1996-present) smooth edge (1982-1995)
Face value: None- Mexican Libertads, unlike other government coins, do not show a monetary value.
Designer: Emilio del Moral. Sr. Moral’s design was originally used on the Mexican gold bullion coin the Centenario, first minted in 1921.
Mint: La Casa de Moneda de México
Mint Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Years Minted: 1982-present
Mexican Silver Libertad coins do NOT contain a face value and are identified only by size and weight.
Mexican Silver Libertad coins are minted in various sizes available here from Golden Eagle Coins.
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