2016 Mexico 1 oz Silver Libertad (MintDirect® Premier Single)
PRODUCT DETAILS 2016 marks the 35th annual release of the Mexican Silver Libertad. Minted at the oldest mint in North America and rapidly gaining popularity worldwide, the Mexican Libertad is Mexico’s treasured coin. Silver Libertads are always minted in limited numbers, adding to their collectibility. APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from the mint boxes. This process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that guarantees your investment indefinitely. Learn more about the tamper-evident process here. Coin Highlights: Each coin contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver. Each coin is placed in a protective, non-reactive plastic polymer authentication card (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), to protect your coin’s finish. Multiples of 10 and 20 will come housed in a clear plastic clamshell box sealed with a plastic band. Obverse: Mexican national seal with an eagle sitting atop a cactus surrounded by symbols representing Mexico’s 10 provinces. Reverse: Victory statue of Mexican independence in front of volcanic mountains Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, surrounded by the weight, purity and date. Guaranteed by Banco de México. Display your MintDirect® Single coin by adding a beautiful presentation box to your order. With a historic and story-filled design, along with the added security of the MintDirect® feature, this Silver coin is popular with collectors and investors. Add this 1 oz Silver Libertad MintDirect® Premier Single to your cart today! Each year, The Banco de México introduces coins with the new year's date on them. New dies are engraved, prepared and deployed to strike the coins for each year. The coin dies wear down over thousands of strikes, causing the details of the engraved die that transfers to the newly struck coin to flatten, diminishing the quality of the finished coin below standards. At this point, the dies are replaced. For each minting press, new dies may be required multiple times each year. Once the new dies are installed, the strike quality (the detail transferred to the newly struck coin) returns to its maximum. There is no public notice that dies are changed, and each minting press changes dies at different times required by die wear. Because each new year brings new dies, APMEX has designated all products delivered by The Banco de México during the first 30 days of their issuance that go through the MintDirect® process as MintDirect® Premier. APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each coin is protected after they are removed directly from the mint tubes. Each coin is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your coin’s finish. The sealing process seals the coin within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the coin in the tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished 2016 1 oz Silver Libertad MintDirect® Premier Single. By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the coins you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left The Banco de México. The MintDirect® process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic coin — guaranteed. Note: The MintDirect® process does not guarantee protection from spotting or tarnishing that normally occurs in chemically active metals, such as Gold, Silver and Platinum.