Libertad mintage round-up

The big surprise for the 2017 Libertad mintages was hinted at in the last Libertad article: the minuscule gold bullion mintages. The 1/10-ounce gold Brilliant Uncirculated coin came with the key number of 300 (tied with 2003 for low mintage). Recent auctions on eBay have the 1/10th selling above $800, so the question of whether […]

Mexico: 35 is the new 25

Libertad collecting is a joyous hobby that rests somewhere between the adrenal-stimulating activity of cliff diving and the patient detail-sifting of prospecting sand. This year’s surprise offering from Mexico’s mint is a first. Like the Reverse Proof set of two years ago, it has a precedent: the collecting of bullion silver bars. It also pays […]

U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association 2016 Convention and Educational Forum

The U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association’s fifth annual convention will take place October 6–8, 2016, at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. Speakers will include Kent Ponterio, Dan Sedwick, Mike Dunigan, Carlos Jara, Phil Flemming, and others. Dealers will include: American Numismatic Society, New York, New York Huston Pearson, Ennis, Texas Lois & […]

2016 Libertad Silver BU Releases Early

Unlike the American Silver Eagles, which begin sales in January, the Mexican Mint releases its Libertad bullion (BU) coins whenever they want and this year this means now! The silver BU coins began their 2016 year by surprising everybody and shipping starting April 1. With silver prices up from a few months ago, it is likely […]

Libertad Mintage Day is Here!

Not long after the Dia De Los Muertos (the Mexican Day of the Dead), the Banco de Mexico has released the mintage figures for the 2015 Libertads. Let’s look at the numbers: 2015 Silver 1 oz Proof, mintage 6400. The 1 oz silver Proof breaks the three-year streak of low mintages that started in 2012, […]

2015 Reverse Proof Libertad!

For those of us struck by the polished-dies-of-the-libertad bug, 2015 has lived up to our usual standard of shock, excitement, bafflement, and mad internet scrambling. Keeping this beautiful collection current has always been an elusive goal, and now the Banco de Mexico has decided to accept their North American destiny and release a reverse Proof, […]