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The 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad coin encapsulates a wealth of history within its artistic rendering. The Silver Libertad Coin contains one troy ounce of .999 pure silver. These coins feature no face value, but instead specify that the coin is 1 oz Pure Silver with the inscription "1 ONZA PLATA PURA" on the obverse.
Since 1982 the 1 oz Mexican Silver Libertad coin has been minted with 2 different designs. The more commonly seen version of the coin feature a scene from the Mexican Independence Victory Column, the winged Victoria that is based on Roman designs. In her right hand is a wreath to stand for victory, while in her left hand is the broken chain to represent Mexico's freedom. In the background there are two volcanoes called Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl (celebrating two lovers) pictured from a pre-Spanish legend. The reverse of these coins shows the eagle consuming the snake on a cactus in the middle of the coin from the Mexican National Seal. Around this image is a variety of historic Mexican coats of arms. Over the national seal is the Spanish name for Mexico proclaimed as “Estados Unidos Mexicanos.”