With the Aztec Calendar ¼ oz Silver Round coin, the Golden State mint has crafted an extremely detailed coin in mint fresh ¼ oz .999 fine silver. The result is striking. One side is the highly complex Aztec calendar and on the other side is Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec emperor.
- Minted by the Golden State Mint
- IRA Eligible
- 1/4 oz .999 Fine Silver Mint Fresh Grade
- Obverse side has a side portrait of Cuauhtémoc, the Aztec emperor. Above his head is written, ‘Quarter Troy Ounce’. Under his portrait is ‘999 Fine Silver’
- Reverse side has the detailed image of the Aztec calendar
On the coin’s obverse side is the popular, last Aztec emperor, Cuauhtémoc. He is widely respected for surviving the Spanish conquest. Mexico has honored him by putting his portrait on legal tender and by erecting statues all over Mexico. Cuauhtémoc’s name comes from the Spanish for “one who descended like an eagle’. This is fitting because like the eagle, Cuauhtémoc, showed determination and aggressiveness in ruling the Aztecs. Above his portrait is written, “Quarter Troy Ounce”. Beneath his image is ‘999 Fine Silver’. His name, ‘Cuauhtémoc’, is written right under his portrait.
The reverse of the coin features the Aztec calendar. The Aztec calendar, which is round, fits perfectly on a coin. This calendar is very complex and covers 52 years. The way the Aztecs mark time is very different from us. While we would say months, days, and years, they say time like 7 rabbit 1 wind 7 reed and point out what deity is overseeing this year. For the Aztecs, the calendar didn’t just tell them what day it was but what kind of a day it would be. It’s kind of like our horoscopes.
Golden State Mint was founded in Central Florida in1974 and is known for its dedication to creating very detailed coins. This dedication has led them to buy cutting edge equipment and add to their capacity to satisfy more customers. This dedication and attention to detail is what makes the Golden State Mint great.
Buying an Aztec Calendar ¼ oz Silver Round coin means you are getting the quality that comes from 45 years of making coins. You can appreciate the detail of the coin and admire the engenuity of the Aztec people. Take home a piece of history today.