The Gold Mexican Libertad is a bullion coin. First introduced in 1982 the Gold Mexican Libertad was only available as a 1 oz. coin until 1991. In 1991 the 1/20th ounce, 1/10th ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/2 ounce sizes were added and later a 2 oz. and 5 oz coin. It is 24-karat gold and is a top selling Gold Bullion coin.
As with the silver version the coin is minted as follows; on one side of the coin you will find an engraved Winged Victoria with a background of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. The opposite side has the Mexican coat of arms. On the more recently minted coins, the Winged Victoria is seen from a different angle with the other side displaying the Mexican coat of arms in the center surrounded by 10 historical Mexican coats of arms. Collectors and investors in the United States find these coins to be highly desirable. On the coin is the inscription "1 Onza Oro Pura Ley .999", meaning 1 ounce pure gold. The coins design was taken from an ancient gold Mexican coin.
The Libertad has, since 1982, been minted in both gold and silver. The circulation of these coins has been relatively low with only a few hundred being minted each year. However Proof Sets have regularly been made, specifically for export since 2006.