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2017 Mexico 1-oz Gold and Silver Libertad NGC PF70- 2pc 35th Anniversary
Own Both Libertads for this Important Anniversary!
“Viva Mexico” and “Viva la independencia” are cried loudly in the streets throughout Mexico on September 16th every year as the country celebrates its independence from Spain. It was on that date in 1810 that Miguel Hidalgo implored his fellow Mexicans to rebel against Spain in a town called Dolores, which is located in the northern-central part of the country. Hidaglo was captured by Spanish forces and executed less than a year later, but Mexico gained its independence on September 28, 1821. The country’s proud heritage and fulfilled dreams of independence are embodied in Winged Victoria, a statue that stands atop the Mexican Independence Victory Column in Mexico City. For thirty-five years, that statue has represented Mexico on the reverse of its bullion coins, the Gold and Silver Libertads.
The two coins in this set had very different histories. The Gold Libertad was first issued in 1981, but production was discontinued until 1991. Production ceased again from 1995-1999 and again in 2001. It has been issued every year since 2002. By contrast, the Silver Libertad debuted in 1982 and has been issued every year since. This set marks the 35th anniversary of the Silver Libertad’s initial release.
- THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE – While the Gold Libertad debuted a year earlier, its production has not been as consistent as its Silver counterpart, which marks its 35th anniversary with this issue.
- GORGEOUS PROOF FINISHES – Both of the coins in this set have proof finishes that make their powerful designs stand out even more than they do on their bullion counterparts.
- COINS BUT NOT LEGAL TENDER – Governments that issue bullion coins typically assign them nominal face values, but the Libertads share the unique distinction of being government coins that have no face value with the South African Krugerrand. Mexico has a rich history with some of the most important pre-Columbian ruins in the Americas.
- CERTIFIED FLAWLESS – Your coins will be certified Proof-70 (PF70) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a distinction that means your perfectly-graded proofs will have ZERO imperfections -- showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended!
Patriotism can be found throughout the world, but there are few countries whose citizens wear that patriotism on their sleeves more powerfully than Mexico’s. The vast country has a fascinating mix of cultures, with the Spanish and Native American influences both contributing heavily to it. Its natural beauty, some of which is on display in the backgrounds of these coins behind Winged Victory in a pair of volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl, is both plentiful and diverse. These stunning pieces that celebrate two of the most popular coins in North America will not be available for long, so place your order at GovMint.com today!
|Year of Issue||2017|
|Mint Name||Mexico Mint|
|Coin Weight||31.1 Grams - g|
|Weight||1 Ounce - oz|