Considered to be one of the most beautiful coins in the world, the silver Libertad from the Mexico Mint features the Seal of Mexico, along with the Spanish name for Mexico – Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
The obverse of this coin encapsulates the history of Mexico. In the forefront is Winged Victory, a statue of monumental importance to the Mexican people. In the background are two volcanoes and they recount the legend of Princess Iztaccíhuatl. The story states that Iztaccíhuatl’s father promised her hand to her great love, Popocatépetl, if he survived the great war in Oaxaca. Princess Iztaccíhuatl discovered her father’s belief that her beloved would never return, leading him to attempt to partner her with another man.
In her despair, she killed herself with a dagger and Popocatépetl returned unscathed and discovered her lifeless body, he carried her to the top of a great mountain with the hope that the cold would revive her. Instead, he froze to death and God covered them with snow, creating two mountains. Popocatépetl’s raged with fire and lava, while Princess Iztaccíhuatl’s mountain resembles a sleeping woman.
Mexico Mint Libertad coins are the only bullion coins in the world with no denomination. However, they are still accepted as currency and guaranteed by the Mexican government.