The Banco de Mexico has just issued the 2010 Libertad Gold Proof Set through official distributor Panda America. The set contains a 1, ½, ¼, 1/10 and 1/20 oz. gold coin, and each coin is 99.9% pure gold. The Libertad proof gold coins have historically had some of the lowest mintage figures of ALL Libertad coins, and the 2010 coins are no exception: the newly issued 2010 Proof Sets have an official authorized mintage of only 1,000 PIECES! Each set of five coins is packaged in a custom wooden box, containing a Certificate of Authenticity from Banco de Mexico. Call us TODAY at 1-800-472-6327 to get yours while they are still available!
The obverse of each proof Libertad gold coin features the Angel of Independence; in her right hand she holds a laurel crown, symbolizing Victory, while in her left hand she holds a broken chain, symbolizing Freedom. In the background are the legendary “Lovers’ Peaks.” A pre-Columbian Mexican legend relates that Popocatepetl, a great warrior, was in love with the fair maiden Iztaccihuatl, daughter of a tribal king. The lovers went to the king who told them he would allow the marriage only if Popocatepetl was victorious in battle with a rival tribe. Popocatepetl went off to battle, was indeed victorious, but was kept away longer than expected. A rival suitor to the hand of Iztaccihuatl spread the rumor that Popocatepetl had died in battle and the young maiden soon died of grief. When Popocatepetl returned he laid her body atop a mountain range that assumed the shape of a sleeping lady - the form that is evident in the western view of the Iztaccihuatl today. Overcome with sadness, Popocatepetl climbed the adjacent peak where, standing as sentinel with a smoking torch, he eternally watches over his lost love. Ten different historic versions of Mexico’s coat-of-arms (an eagle with a snake in its mouth, standing on a cactus) are featured on the reverse of each coin.
These gold proof sets are extremely elusive; a recent search of the Internet found none offered from 2005 or 2006, just a single offering of a 2007 set on eBay. However, the official American distributor for Banco de Mexico, Panda America, does have a small supply of the newly issued 2010 Libertad Gold Proof Sets available on a first come—first served basis.