In 1996, the Silver Libertad was issued in a 2 ounce Brilliant Uncirculated version for the first time. These coins have much lower mintages than their 1 ounce counterparts, which adds to the series' collectibility.
On the obverse of these 2 oz Libertad coins in.999 fine Silver, the Mexican coat of arms is surrounded by the historical Mexican coat of arms. The reverse depicts the two volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztacchuatl, which are linked by a legendary love story.
The Aztec mythology-based legend tells the story of these two volcanoes, who were once star-crossed lovers - the princess Iztacchuatl and the brave warrior Popocatépetl.