Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad, Coin from Mexico - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad, Coin from Mexico
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad

La Casa de Moneda de México (the Mexican Mint) was established in 1535 and is the oldest mint in the Americas. Apart from manufacturing all the circulation coinage for Mexico, the mint also strikes coins in the internationally popular half ounce of silver format. The best known of these is the Libertad series of bullion coins, which has been issued in a number of sizes in gold since 1981 and in silver since 1982.

The silver half ounce (1/2 onza in Spanish) was added to the Libertad range in 1991. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of Mexico: a Mexican golden eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus, devouring a rattlesnake. The reverse design is based on the 1921 gold Centenario, a coin issued to mark the centennial of Mexican independence (Libertad means Liberty in Spanish); it depicts the winged Nike (Victory, or Victoria in Spanish) - the statue which tops The Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City (built in 1910); in the background the volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl are seen.

Libertad coins do not have a fixed face value; they are accepted as currency and guaranteed by Banco de México based on the market value of their precious metal content (similarly to the South African Krugerrand).

MintMexican Mint Mint MarkMo Total Mintage6,805
Obverse
Mexico / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the Coat of Arms of Mexico, which depicts a Mexican (golden) eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus, facing left, devouring a rattlesnake. The cactus is on a pedestal immersed in the Aztec symbol for water. Below, a wreath of oak and laurel leaves tied at its centre with a ribbon representing the flag of Mexico.

The design is rooted in the legend that the Aztec people would know where to build their city once they saw an eagle eating a snake on top of a lake. To the people of Tenochtitlan (the pre-European capital), this symbol had strong religious connotations, and to the Europeans it came to symbolise the triumph of good over evil (with the snake sometimes representative of the serpent in the Garden of Eden).

Around above, the legend ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS, meaning United Mexican States in Spanish - which is the full official name of Mexico.

The border is toothed, with staggered sizes of the teeth.

Obverse Inscription ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Reverse
Mexico / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows at its centre the statue of Nike (the Greek goddess of Victory, in Spanish: Victoria) from the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City - commonly known simply as The Angel. She is represented as a young bare-breasted winged woman holding a laurel wreath in her outstretched right hand, and a broken chain (a symbol of freedom) in her left hand. Visible below the figure is the pedestal which tops the monument.

The volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl can be seen in the background.

Around above, interrupted by the wings of the angel, the inscription 1/2 ONZA PLATA PURA 2022 LEY .999 (one half of a troy ounce of pure silver with purity 99.9%, issued in 2022).

The Mo mint mark of the Mexican Mint (large letter M above which a small o) is in the upper right field.

The border is plain.

Reverse Inscription 1/2 ONZA PLATA PURA 2022 LEY .999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage comprised of 5,555 bullion coins plus 1,250 proofs.

Bullion coins come in individual protective packaging, or 25 coins in a mint tube.

See also

Coins in the Libertad bullion range issued in 2022 include:
- 1 oz Gold (1 Onza Oro Puro), Libertad 2022
- 1/2 oz Gold (1/2 Onza Oro Puro), Libertad 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold (1/4 Onza Oro Puro), Libertad 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold (1/10 Onza Oro Puro), Libertad 2022
- 1/20 oz Gold (1/20 Onza Oro Puro), Libertad 2022
- 1 kg Silver (1 kg Plata Pura), Libertad 2022
- 5 oz Silver (5 Onzas Plata Pura), Libertad 2022
- 2 oz Silver (2 Onzas Plata Pura), Libertad 2022
- 1 oz Silver (1 Onza Plata Pura), Libertad 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver (1/2 Onza Plata Pura), Libertad 2022
- 1/4 oz Silver (1/4 Onza Plata Pura), Libertad 2022
- 1/10 oz Silver (1/10 Onza Plata Pura), Libertad 2022
- 1/20 oz Silver (1/20 Onza Plata Pura), Libertad 2022

Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images Mexico / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad / Proof - obverse photo Mexico / Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,250 (included in total)
Details

Delivered in a plastic capsule - individual coin or in set with other silver sizes.

In Sets Libertad Serie Plata / Acabado Espejo / 2022 (Libertad Silver Series - Proof, 7 Coins), mintage 125
7 coins: 5 Onzas Plata, 2 Onzas Plata, 1 Onza Plata, 1/2 Onza Plata, 1/4 Onza Plata, 1/10 Onza Plata, 1/20 Onza Plata

Libertad Serie Plata / Acabado Espejo / 2022 (Libertad Silver Series - Proof, 5 Coins), mintage 500
5 coins: 1 Onza Plata, 1/2 Onza Plata, 1/4 Onza Plata, 1/10 Onza Plata, 1/20 Onza Plata

Libertad Serie Plata / Acabado Espejo / 2022 (Libertad Silver Series - Proof, 3 Coins), mintage unknown
3 coins: 1 Onza Plata, 1/2 Onza Plata, 1/4 Onza Plata
All (34) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Silver Half Ounce 1990 Libertad (Pattern) unknown Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1991 Libertad 50,618 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1992 Libertad 102,800 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1993 Libertad 95,502 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1994 Libertad 95,102 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1995 Libertad 52,000 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1996 Libertad 51,000 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1997 Libertad 20,800 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1998 Libertad 8,900 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 1999 Libertad 7,600 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2000 Libertad 20,700 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2001 Libertad 21,000 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2002 Libertad 37,800 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2003 Libertad 31,400 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2004 Libertad 22,500 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2005 Libertad 12,800 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2006 Libertad 17,900 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Libertad 5,000 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2008 Libertad 11,500 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2009 Libertad 13,000 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2010 Libertad 25,000 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2011 Libertad 35,000 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Libertad 17,000 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Libertad 27,500 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Libertad 24,750 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Libertad 18,500 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Libertad 44,050 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Libertad 21,800 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Libertad 22,500 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2019 Libertad 10,500 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Libertad 9,600 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2021 Libertad 6,200 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad 6,805 Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
Silver Half Ounce 2023 Libertad unknown Coat of Arms of Mexico ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS
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Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad: Details
CountryMexico
CurrencyMexican Peso (New)
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce Libertad
Issued2022
SymbolCoat of Arms of Mexico
Face Value(varies) (x Peso)
Total Mintage6,805
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size33.0000 mm
Thickness2.3500 mm
Mass15.5517 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-KKJW-OMNY
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Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad: Photos
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Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad: Photo 2022 Mexico 1/2 oz Silver Libertad BU / thumbnail 2022 Mexico 1/2 oz Silver Libertad BU
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Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad: Photo 2022 Mexico 1/2 oz Silver Libertad BU / thumbnail 2022 Mexico 1/2 oz Silver Libertad BU
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Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad: Photo 2022 Mexico 1/2 oz Silver Libertad Proof (In Capsule) / thumbnail 2022 Mexico 1/2 oz Silver Libertad Proof (In Capsule)
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Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad: Photo 2022 Mexico 1/2 oz Silver Libertad Proof (In Capsule) / thumbnail 2022 Mexico 1/2 oz Silver Libertad Proof (In Capsule)
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Silver Half Ounce 2022 Libertad: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsMexico KM#  612