1 oz Aztec Calendar Silver Round
The Aztec Calendar Round is designed in honor of the Aztec Calendar stone. The stone was carved in 1479. The stone itself was made from solidified lava and weighed 25 tons. It was buried under the central square of Mexico City until it was found in 1790 during construction.
These Aztec Rounds are minted by the Golden State Mint, which has been producing precious metals products for 40 years, but they are most famous for silver.
The obverse is an absolutely gorgeous rendition of the famed Aztec Calendar stone. The stone features the face of the Aztec sun deity: Tonatuih. The face is surrounded by three distinct rings that each contain images of Aztec history.
The reverse features the left portrait of Cuauhtemoc, the last Aztec Emperor. Cuauhtemoc was executed by Spanish conquistadors in 1525, and to this day, his face still appears all over Mexican pop culture. His portrait is surrounded by an Aztec border as well as “ONE TROY OUNCE” above & “.999 FINE SILVER”.