Since its debut in 1996, the Mexican government has yearly minted the 5 oz silver Libertad coin in brilliant uncirculated condition. The coins are struck at the oldest mint in North America, La Casa de Moneda de México.
The collectibility of the Libertad series is enhanced by the fact that mintages fluctuate from year to year and are often substantially smaller than other bullion rivals. Collectors looking for a bigger version of the popular 1 oz silver Libertad often opt for the 5 oz coin.
The historical coat of arms of Mexico is depicted on the coin's obverse.
The narrative of the star-crossed lovers princess Iztacchuatl and warrior Popocatépetl, who were transformed into volcanoes by the Aztec gods in order to be together, is depicted on the reverse of the stunning coin.
La Casa de Moneda de Mexico, the oldest mint in North America, strikes the Libertads. It was also Mexico's first mint, opening in 1535.