There are many alternatives to purchasing popular gold and silver bullion products in the precious metals industry. Aside from platinum and palladium, investors and collectors can also turn to copper products as a valuable investment or beautiful addition to any personal design collection. The Aztec Calendar artwork has become popular courtesy of recent Golden State Mint release programs and is now available as a copper round. Today, 1 oz Copper Aztec Calendar Rounds are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of individual flips or tubes of 20 rounds!
- One of several copper round options available with the Aztec Calendar design!
- Consists of One AVDP ounce of .999 fine copper.
- On the obverse is a depiction of the intricate designs from the Aztec sun stone.
- The reverse field includes a bust of Cuauhtemoc.
Scholars have long debated the exact date of carving for the real-life Aztec sun stone. The massive basalt slab weighs some 24 short tons, is 141 inches across, and 39 inches thick. The stone was believed by some to have been carved as early as the 1470s, but the presence of an inscription with the name glyph of Moctezuma II within the central disk helps date the rock’s exact carving. Moctezuma II was the emperor of the Aztec Empire from 1502 to 1520.
All 1 oz Copper Aztec Calendar Rounds are available to you in brand-new condition. These copper products are offered with individual protective plastic flips or tubes of up to 20 rounds. All copper rounds in this series share the same obverse and reverse designs.
The obverse side of 1 oz Copper Aztec Calendar Rounds recreates the images from the Aztec sun stone. The central disk of the design field includes the head of Tonatiuh, the solar deity of the Aztecs. This fearsome creature has a stone dagger for a tongue and clawed hands that each clutch a human heart. This is a nod to the use of human sacrifice to honor the gods of the Aztecs. The concentric rings around the sun god include symbols for the four previous eras/suns and representations of the 20 days of the 18 months and five periods of the solar calendar of the Aztecs.
On the reverse face of the 1 oz Copper Aztec Calendar Round, you’ll find an effigy of Cuauhtemoc. Chosen as the Aztec emperor in 1520, his rule lasted for just one year as he struggled to lead his people in a pushback against Spanish aggression. Eventually, the city-state of Tenochtitlan that he ruled was overrun and he was captured trying to lead his people out of the city.
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