Mexican Gold Libertad coins are available in the modern era in a total of five weights, ranging from 1 oz to 1/20 oz of gold. However, when the coins debuted in 1981 there was only this 1/2 oz Mexican Gold Libertad, a 1/4 oz option, and the 1 oz Gold Libertad. Those three coins were struck in 1981, but not again until 1991.
Today, the 1/2 oz Mexican Gold Libertad coin is among the lowest mintage options in the collection of five coins. Though its position fluctuates from year to year, it is typically on the lower end among the five. The highest mintage year for the oz Gold Libertad came in 1981 when 193,000 coins were struck. Its lowest mintage came in 2003 and 2008 when just 300 coins were struck, respectively.
The obverse of all Mexican Gold Libertad coins features the coat of arms for Mexico. This is the modern-day version of the design, which includes an eagle perched on the arm of a cactus as it does battle with an evil serpent.
On the reverse of 1/2 oz Mexican Gold Libertad coins youll find the inspirational image of Winged Victory, or Winged Victoria. She was a symbol of hope and eventual triumph to the Mexican people during their revolutionary war in the 19th century. Her image is based upon Victoria, the personification of the goddess of victory in ancient Roman religion.