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GOLDEN ENIGMA Libertad Black Ruthenium 1 Oz Silver Coin Mexico 2015


This beautiful new coin issue features the Libertad in gold with all filigree details. The coin shines in a combination of black and gold, finished with two precious metals: fully plated by Black Ruthenium and then refined in a complicated process with 999 gold. The challenge was to create a high detailed gold finishing on the black ruthenium. Mintage 5000 pieces worldwide.

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The Angel of Independence
The Angel of Independence is, by far, a historical, urban and symbolic reference of Mexico’s collective conscience. Many characters were involved in the work; Antonio Rivas Mercado as the project’s main promoter, Enrique Alciati was responsible for the sculptures and Roberto Gayol was in charge of adapting the space. According to a Pre-Columbian legend, a warrior named Popocatépetl fell in love with Iztaccíhuatl, a king’s daughter, and earned a tentative marriage blessing from the king, on the condition that he win a battle against a rival tribe. While the battle delayed the warrior, a rival suitor started a rumor that Popocatépetl had been killed in the battle, and the fair maiden died of a broken heart. Upon finally returning as the victor from the battle, Popocatépetl discovered the fate of his lover and buried her on top of a mountain range that assumed the shape of a sleeping woman in honor of the dead maiden. Grief-stricken, Popocatépetl climbed an adjacent mountain in order to keep eternal watch over his beloved. Today, the depiction of the volcanoes on the Libertad coin still tells the lovers' story.

  • CountryMexico
  • Year2015
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityBU - Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse depicts two key symbols of the Mexican people: the Angel of Independence and the Mexican volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. Appearing in the forefront, the Winged Victory angel is a historic monument for the Mexican people and is considered the symbol of Mexico City. The Mexican volcanoes pictured in the background of the reverse memorialize the legend of the two lovers from whom they were named. On the obverse side, the National Shield is surrounded by different eagle designs used as National emblems through the years, as well as the eagle in the Codex Mendocino.