Cook Islands – 2018 – 20 Dollars – Aztec Calendar Stone / Archeology & Symbolism Series
The Aztec Calendar Stone debuts this brand new Archeology & Symbolism series.
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|Issuing Country||Cook Islands|
|Year of Issue||2018|
|Face Value||20 Dollars|
|Weight||3 oz (93.3 grams)|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
|Special features||Smartminting, ultra detailed|
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!
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 Zcalo, 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.
Key Selling Points:
Heavy 3oz silver coin
Interesting small details
Unique concept series
Smartminted relief on 65mm