Even veteran collectors may be surprised to discover that the oldest mint in the Americas is not in the United States, but Mexico's own Casa de Moneda de Mexico. The Mexican Mint was established in 1535 by Spanish settlers, a good half century before the British ever though to colonize the new world. The libertad has been the standard issue of Mexican bullion silver and gold since 1982.
The obverse bears the Coat of Arms of Mexico, with a golden eagle sitting in a prickly pear cactus attacking a rattlesnake. The reverse shows one of the most enchanting national symbols, the Angel of Independence, flying over the landscape with the volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl visible on the horizon. Mexican silver is one of the most-hoarded precious metals in the world, so international coin collectors will naturally be inclined to keep a few pieces tucked away.
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