2018 3 oz Cook Islands Archeology & Symbolism Series - Aztec Calendar Stone High Relief Gilded Silver Coin
The Aztec Calendar Stone debuts this brand new Archeology & Symbolism series. Smartminted on a 3oz huge 65mm diameter, antique finish and just 333 pieces released worldwide. Unique details feature this coin including a unique obverse!
Please note that by accident certificates are printed with 2019 year date. As coins are distributed already we haven't reprinted to avoid two versions. Please note the certificates showing 2019 are Original.
The Aztec calendar stone is a late post-classic Mexica sculpture housed in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, and is perhaps the most famous work of Aztec sculpture. The stone is 358 centimetres (141 in) in diameter and 98 centimetres (39 in) thick, and it weighs about 24 short tons (21.4 long tons; 21.8 t). Shortly after the Spanish conquest, the monolithic sculpture was buried in the Zocalo, the main square of Mexico City. It was rediscovered on December 17, 1790 during repairs on the Mexico City Cathedral. Following its rediscovery, the calendar stone was mounted on an exterior wall of the Cathedral, where it remained until 1885. Most scholars think that the stone was carved some time between 1502 and 1521, though some believe that it is several decades older than that.
- Heavy 3oz silver coin
- Interesting small details
- Unique concept series
- Low mintage
- Smartminted relief on 65mm