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Mexico Libertad Typeset Project

Category:  World Coins
Owner:  Naked Angel
Last Modified:  1/27/2020
Set Description
This is an attempt to create a Libertad typeset of both gold and silver coins. The Mexican Libertad was first minted in 1981 as a gold coin in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, and 1/4 oz sizes. The original design was based on the famous gold centenario, with a forward facing Winged Victoria in front of the volcanoes Popacatepetl and Iztaccihuatl on one side, and the Mexican coat of arms on the other. The Winged Victoria is actually the reverse of the coin according to the Banco de Mexico. 1982 saw the first silver coins, minted in 1 oz versions. In 1983 silver 1 oz proofs were introduced, along with gold 1 oz proofs. There were only 88 gold proofs minted that year, making it the smallest mintage by far of any version. No gold proofs were minted again until 1989, when 704 1/2 oz coins were struck. Also in 1989, the mint struck 3,500 platinum 1/4 oz coins, and have not minted any since. In 1991 fractional silver coins were introduced in 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz versions.

No gold BU coins were minted from 1981 until 1991, when 1/10 oz and 1/20 oz versions were introduced. In 1992 fractional silver proofs were introduced, mirroring the BU counterparts. From 1991 to 1994 all sizes of BU gold coins were stuck, but then production ceased until 2000. 2001 saw no BU gold coins struck either. In 1996 the mint changed the design to a full view of the Winged Victory on the pedestal in 3/4 profile view, with the mountains in the background. This is the design that is still in use. 1996 also saw the introduction of 2 oz and 5 oz versions of both BU and proof silver coins. In 2002, proof-like silver kilo coins were introduced. Gold proofs had not been minted since 1989, and in 2004 saw 1000 1/4 oz gold proofs struck. In 2005 production resumed on all sizes of gold proofs. In 2008, kilo silver coins began to be minted in a BU version, and with the exception of 2013 and 2014, have continued to the present.

2015 saw the introduction of a 1 oz silver reverse proof coin, with 2 oz and 5 oz versions starting in 2017. 2017 also saw 1,000 high relief silver kilo coins struck, and as of now this is a one year only minting. Silver antiqued coins were first minted in 2018 in 1 oz, 2 oz, and 5 oz versions. Also in 2018, 1 oz and 1/2 oz gold reverse proof coins were first minted.

Set Goals
The goal is to acquire an example of each type of coin, including all the fractional pieces in gold and silver, as well as the kilo, the reverse proofs, the antiqued versions, die varieties, and the platinum version.

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View Coin 1/20 Oz Silver Proof MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 2009 Silver 1/20O 2009Mo Mo SILVER NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO I found this coin at the FUN show on 1/12/19. I traded a raw 1942 Walking Liberty half dollar for it. The 2009 mintage for this tiny coin was only 5,000
View Coin 1/4 Oz Silver Proof, Forward Facing Angel MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1/4O 1993Mo Silver NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO The mintage for the 1/4 oz proofs in 1993 is 5,002. This coin was found at the 2020 FUN show.
View Coin 1/2 Oz Silver Proof MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1/2O 2005Mo SILVER NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO The mintage for the 2005 1/2 oz proof is 2800, making it one of the lower mintages of the series. This coin was purchased at the 2020 FUN show on 1/10/20.
View Coin 1/2 Oz Silver BU MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1/2O 2017Mo SILVER EARLY RELEASES NGC MS 70 The 1/2 oz Libertad mintage for 2017 was only 9,050.
View Coin 1 oz Silver Proof Forward Facing Angel, Lettered Edge MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1 Onza 1987Mo SILVER LETTERED EDGE NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO This coin was purchased with the original mint display box that came with a numbered COA. It was submitted and came back PF69 Ultra Cameo Lettered Edge. 12,000 Proof coins were minted in 1987.
View Coin 1 Oz Silver BU, Forward Facing Angel MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1 Onza 1983Mo Silver NGC MS 66 The mintage for the 1983 1 oz coin is 1,001,768. This coin was purchased many years ago and only submitted in 2019.
View Coin 1 Oz Silver Proof, Forward Facing Angel MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1 Onza 1990Mo Mo Silver KM-494.2 NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO This coin was purchased at a local coin show in Orlando. The mintage for 1990 1 oz proofs is only 10,000
View Coin 1 Oz Silver BU, Profile View Angel MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1 Onza 1998Mo Silver KM #613 NGC MS 69 This coin was purchased from the Summer FUN show in July of 2019. It was the first time I've come across this coin in MS69 anywhere. I very nearly passed it up but knew I would kick myself the rest of my life if I let it go. This is the key to the 1 oz series, with only 67,000 minted, and a population of only 60 in this grade.
View Coin 1 Oz Silver Proof, Profile View Angel MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1 Onza 2013Mo Silver NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO The mintage of 1 oz proofs from 2013 is only 9,100.
View Coin 1 Oz Silver BU, Antiqued MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1 Onza 2018Mo Silver NGC MS 70 ANTIQUED The mintage for the 1 oz antiqued version for 2018 is 40,000. This is the first year of the antiqued version and it's beautiful! It looks way better in real life, I don't think the pictures do it justice. This coin was purchased and then submitted.
View Coin 2 Oz Silver Bu, Antiqued MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 2 Onza 2019Mo Silver NGC MS 70 ANTIQUED This coin was purchased and then submitted, and came back perfect! Only 1000 of these coins were minted in 2019, which is half of the 2018 mintage.
View Coin 5 Oz Silver Reverse Proof MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 5 Onza 2019Mo Silver NGC RP 70 This gorgeous coin was purchased and then submitted. Only 1000 coins were minted in 2019, making it the lowest mintage so far, and the key to the series.
View Coin 5 Oz Silver BU MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 5 Onza 2016Mo Mo SILVER NGC MS 69 This coin was purchased raw and then submitted at the Summer FUN show in 2018. I was pleasantly surprised when it came back MS69. However, I have tried twice now, including the initial submission, to get the detached wing variety added. To me the wing is clearly detached but they did not give the variety designation.

The mintage for the 5 Oz coins in 2016 is 11,400, and the NGC population for MS69 is only 7.
View Coin 1/20 Oz Gold BU MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1/20O 2013Mo Gold NGC MS 69 Only 650 1/20 oz coins were minted in 2013, making it the lowest of the series to date. The current census is only 18 MS69, with only 5 graded as MS70. This coin was purchased and then submitted.
View Coin 1/10 Oz Gold BU MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1/10O 2018Mo Gold NGC MS 70 This coin was purchased and then submitted, and it came back MS70! The mintage for the 1/10 oz coins in 2018 was only 1,500, making it the 5th lowest of the series to date.
View Coin 1/10 Oz Gold Proof MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1/10O 2013Mo GOLD NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO This coin was purchased in 2013, and over the years developed red spots all over it. It was submitted to NCS at Summer FUN 2019, and came back a PF69 Ultra Cameo! Only 300 of these were minted in 2013, making it the second lowest of the series to date.
View Coin 1/4 Oz Gold BU MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1/4O 2017Mo Gold NGC MS 67 The mintage for the 2017 1/4 oz gold coin is only 500, placing it in a 3 way tie for the second lowest mintage of the series so far. This coin was purchased and then submitted, and came back a 67. It has a couple of red spots on it so in the future it will be resubmitted to NCS.
View Coin 1/2 Oz Gold BU MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1/2O 2014Mo GOLD NGC MS 69 The mintage for the 2014 1/2 oz gold coin is 1,000.
View Coin 1/2 Oz Gold Reverse Proof MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1/2O 2019Mo Gold NGC RP 70 This absolutely gorgeous coin was purchased and then submitted. As with the 1 oz version, the pictures don't really do it justice, it looks so much better in real life. Only 500 were minted in 2019, which is half of the mintage from 2018.
View Coin 1 Oz Gold Reverse Proof MEXICO - 1905 TO DATE 1 Onza 2018Mo Gold NGC RP 70 This gorgeous coin was purchased and then submitted, and came back a 70. Only 1000 of these were minted in 2018. I really can't say enough about this coin, the picture doesn't do it justice. It is the most beautiful Libertad that I have ever seen, much less owned.

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