has issued silver Libertad coins annually in sizes ranging from
1/20 oz. to 5 oz. pure (999 fine) silver. In 2002, for the first
time, Banco de Mexico struck 1 kilogram pure silver Libertads
in a limited edition of 1,100 Prooflike Brilliant Uncirculated
but these were not offered in the United States.
However, the second year of issue 2003 dated kilo Libertads
are now available; only 3,000 Prooflike Brilliant Uncirculated
coins will be produced. Each kilo Libertad comes in a deluxe
mahogany presentation case, with an individually serial numbered
28-page certificate of authenticity. The certificate gives an
illustrated history of the Libertad coin series, and contains
certain details that are only detectable with black light lamps.
Mexican Libertad Silver Coins Available for First Time in
Angel design used on Libertads beginning in 1996 is based
on the Angel of Independence, an eight ton golden statue atop
a tall slender column in Mexico City. The reverse of the kilo
Libertad features the official state seal of Mexico surrounded
by ten eagle designs that have been used through the centuries,
including one depicted in the 16th century Mendocino Codex.
edition silver kilo Libertads are available from PandaAmerica,
3460 Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90503. Credit
card orders can be placed by calling (800) 472-6327 or e-mailing