Mexico Has A Long History With Silver
One of our favorite coins is the Mexican Silver Libertad, because it is recognizable and beautiful. Mexico has a long history with silver. I was doing some reading recently when someone suggested I read an article about silver tourism in Mexico. I am not sure if this is actually a thing, but it definitely piqued my interest.
The article came from a travel website, but gave a good summary of the history and importance of Taxco, Mexico, and silver. As the author wrote:
“Taxco, Mexico is a major silver town in Mexico, where silver has been both mined and crafted into jewelry, silverware and other items, for centuries. It is this history of silver that has made Taxco a tourist destination, even as the only major mining operation winds down operations. The city is considered one of Mexico’s ““Pueblos Mágicos” (Magical Towns) thanks to the quality of the silverwork, the colonial constructions and the surrounding scenery.An American actually made the city’s silver history popular again in the 1920s, who created silver design workshops and exported items to the United States.”
At United Coin & Precious Metals, we have a good stock of the Silver Libertad, as well as some other coins from Mexico. I myself am actually thinking of making the trek to see this epicenter of silver.