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Mexico: 35 is the new 25

July 13, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, Mexico Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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 homage to the Libertad’s roots as a bullion coin. This silver Proof set is issued in honor of the 35th year of the Libertad’s being offered by the mint as a bullion coin (and silver Proof, gold bullion, gold Proof, and even a rare platinum… Full article at the source>

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Libertad Varieties

March 3, 2017 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Education, History, Investing, Mexico Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

One of the joys of Libertad collecting is that even if you have think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t. This month a 2015 two-ounce silver Proof Libertad with a “detached wing” designation from NGC sold for $799. You can clearly see the wing looks like it was detached from the winged angel’s body—and of course, anybody who has read Gabriel García Márquez knows that real angels have wings that are attached to their bodies. Take a look at your 2015 two-ounce silver Proofs—likely there are more out there.

As if hunting for set completion weren’t enough of a sport, there… Full article at the source>

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2016 Libertad Silver BU Releases Early

April 7, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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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 good for business. The Winged Victory design on the liberated pays tribute to the solid bronze statue in Mexico City that is covered in 24k gold and weighs seven tons.

Produced since 1982, and with the current design since 1996, the Mexican Silver Libertad… Full article at the source>

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2016 Mexican Libertad Magnificent Seven Set

February 27, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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There is good news and bad news on the libertad front.

The good news: the mintage remains fixed at 250 sets, signaling that this series has legs.

The bad news: 250 sets.

This year’s seven-coin Proof set featuring the 5 oz, 2 oz, 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, and 1/20 oz silver Proof libertad coins has come and gone already. As with the previous two years, this hyper-rare set is limited to 250 sets and, unless you have a contact with one of the sellers who gets their limited sets directly from the mint, the secondary market will have to… Full article at the source>

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2015 Reverse Proof Libertad!

August 27, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Mexico Coins, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Gabriel Leif Bellman world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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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, leading libertad collectors worldwide to gasp and scramble.

For the past few years, the Mexican Mint has decided to release very popular and increasingly limited-to-region sets. Two- and three-coin sets—often limited to a mintage of 1000 and sold only in Europe, the U.S., or Mexico—hold high… Full article at the source>

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Notes from the 2014 Libertad Underground

December 11, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Mexico Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Gabriel Leif Bellman World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

2014 Gold Libertad Proof Coin

Like the Dia De Los Muertos, the Mexican Libertad mintage number release days are cryptic, unnerving, and lead to profound thoughts like “I need to look into becoming the Indiana Jones of Mexican banking laws a little more closely- there’s got to be a way to find more of these.”

Libertads are as elusive as stock market manipulations by high frequency traders. But unlike the Nasdaq, Libertads feature beautiful nude women and eagles tearing apart Full article at the source>

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