The Mexican Gold Libertad is one of the more unique sovereign coins produced today. While the Canadian Maple Leaf and American Eagle, for example, have design features that never change, the Mexican Gold Libertad has different reverse designs on the 1 oz coin compared to the fractional-weight coins, with a redesign of the obverse completed at the end of the 20th century.
Mexican Gold Libertad coins originally featured the angel of independence in a front-facing pose, while she her likeness now resembles the statue of Winged Victory featured in the center of Mexico City. Additionally, the reverse of the 1 oz coin bears the modern coat of arms encircled by 10 historic versions, while all fractional-weight Libertads have only the modern seal in the middle.
On the obverse of each 1/10 oz Mexican Gold Libertad is the image of Winged Victory. Her likeness is surrounded by engravings that include the Mexican Mints mint mark, the year of minting, the face value, and the metal content, purity, and weight of the coin.
The reverse bears the coat of arms for Mexico. In the depiction, a bald eagle sits atop a cactus as it battles a serpent. The image is indicative of the nations struggle to free itself from Spanish rule, and serves as the official seal of the nation.