Home  |  Board of Governors  |  Disclaimer  |  Español
Aztec calendar (1 kg pure silver coin)

Distributors (PDF)

 

On December 6, 2007, Guillermo Ortiz, Governor of Banco de México, issued a 1kg pure silver coin depicting the "Aztec Calendar" during a special event held at the Museo Nacional de Antropología located in Mexico City. The mintage for the 2007 coin is limited to 300 pieces for the Mexican Market.

The coin is set with several accessories which include a case which its design evokes a pre-hispanic brazier specially designed to keep and exhibit the coin; a certificate of authenticity with serial number; a book allusive to the Aztec Calendar's history, minting and coin's issue; as well as a magnifying glass to observe the fine detail of the piece.

Reverse

The Aztec Calendar. At the upper part, parallel to the coin frame and following its edge is the legend “CALENDARIO AZTECA” (AZTEC CALENDAR). On the right, is the Mexican mint mark, while on the left is the “$” sign followed by the number “ 100” . On the left hand side, parallel to and following the edge, is the year of minting followed by the legend “ 1 kg PLATA PURA LEY .999” ( 1 kg PURE SILVER FINENESS .999). The frame is flat.

 
Reverse

Obverse

In the center is a sculptural relief of the National Shield encompassed by the legend “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (UNITED MEXICAN STATES). Surrounding this, following the edge of the coin frame are reproductions of the different National coats of arms used throughout Mexico's history, such as the eagle which appears in the center of the first page of the Codex Mendocino. The frame is flat.

 
Obverse

Technical information

  • Face value: One hundred pesos
  • Diameter: 110 mm
  • Edge: Flat
  • Metal: Pure silver (fineness 0.999)
  • Weight: 1000 grams ( 32.15 troy ounce silver)
  • Quality: Proof-like