It is well known that the Spaniards were attracted to Aztec gold when they landed in Mexico all those years ago but actually Mexico also has some great silver coins that are valuable as well.
Mexico has some of the largest silver coins in the world!
Mexico’s Libertad silver coin was first produced in the 1940s and was discontinued with later production
in the 1970s and has now been consistently produced annually since 1991.
These coins are issued in sizes ranging from one twentieth of an ounce (1/20) up to five (5) ounces of pure silver! Now that’s big!
Most of the coins are around one ounce of silver.
Coin is based on history of Mexico
Serious collectors like a story to go with their coin collections and Mexico has lots of colorful history and the Silver Libertad is symbolic of the struggle throughout the years that the country has gone through and is representative of liberty everywhere.
Unique design makes them a great collectible!
The design on the Libertad is of a Winged Angel based on the eight ton golden statue called the Angel of Independence that is in Mexico City. This dramatic statue proudly stands high above the city on a special column. The reverse side shows the official seal of Mexico surrounded by ten eagles.
Uncirculated sets offer great value for a collector
Since 2002 Bank of Mexico has offered a limited edition of only eleven hundred (1,100) uncirculated coins. These were not available outside of Mexico until the annual edition issued in 2003.
Since 2003 there have been limited editions of uncirculated silver Libertads of only 3000 making them much more valuable as a collector’s item.
Older Mexican silver coins are valuable too
Mexican silver coins from the 1800s were called Spanish dollars or pieces of eight and were originally issued in the 1700s. These coins were used in the United States until 1857 and can still be found although they are rare and considered valuable.
Spanish dollar becomes what is known as the peso
The word peso was what the Spanish dollar was called and is still the term used for Mexican currency today.
Types of Other Mexican silver coins
Mexico Silver 8 Reales Silver Old Coin
MoC Mexico Silver Un Peso
Mexico Un Peso Caballito Horse Large Silver Coin
MoM Mexico Silver Un Peso
Pio Mexico Silver Un Peso
ZsH Mexico Silver Un Peso
GoS Mexico Silver Un Peso
Many of these are from the 1800s and are worth more to collectors.
Year and Condition matters
Obviously - the older the coin the more likely that it is more valuable than a newer coin. The condition of the coin can make a difference to a collector but if you are buying it simply for its silver content then it doesn’t matter as much.
In fact, we're partial to silver rounds
No doubt about it. Collector coins and their scarcity add to the argument for investing in silver - simply for metal content. Many in the mainstream brush off silver as an industrial metal only - not a monetary metal like gold.
Good money will always be removed from a fiat system. And numismatic or collectibles are living proof of this. Their beauty adds investment glamor to this overlooked opportunity.
Whatever your interest in silver coins – whether as a collector or as the value of the silver content – Mexican silver coins can be a good choice to make an investment.
For a great way to get started now with mexican silver coins (or plain 'ole .999 rounds), download our Free Guide To Investing in Silver Coins.
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