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Chichén Itzá

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This series of five silver coins broadens and continues the dissemination of the Mayan civilization’s cultural wealth, in particular its architecture, which has been declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, while in 2007, the site of "Chichén Itzá" was declared one of the Seven Wonders of the World, raising the interest of coin collectors and the public in general in them.

Chichén Itzá was declared one of the Seven Wonders of the World on July 7th, 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal, which is why the number 070707 is written on the back of the coins, just below the Casa de la Moneda mint.

The obverse side of these coins bears the National Emblem in sculptural relief surrounded by the words "UNITED MEXICAN STATES" in a semi-circle above it. Surrounding it, and following the contour of the border, the different emblems used throughout Mexico’s history are reproduced as well as the eagle, which is placed in the middle of the first page of the Mendoza Codex. Smooth rim.

Kukulcán Pyramid

In the middle of the upper half in the form of a semi-circle is the name "CHICHÉN ITZÁ", in the center the pyramid of Kukulcán or the Castle with a quadrangular base, on the main facade in the field on the left the stair begins with large snake heads, under the pyramid is the name "PYRAMID OF KUKULCÁN", in the upper left-hand field the “$” sign followed by the number “20” in the upper right-hand field the mark of the Mexican Mint, Casa de la Moneda, and underneath it the number "070707". Smooth rim.

Face value of 20 pesos in 5 troy ounces of pure silver.


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Temple of Warriors

In the upper field, in a semi-circle, the name "CHICHÉN ITZÁ", slightly to the right of the center the Temple of Warriors belonging to the Mayan culture, in the upper left field the “$” sign followed by the number “10”, beneath it the mark of Mexico’s mint, la Casa de la Moneda, and below that the number "070707". In the exergue the words: "TEMPLE OF WARRIORS". Smooth rim.

Nominal values of 10 pesos in 2 troy ounces of pure silver.

 
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The Nunnery

In the upper field, in the center in a semi-circular the name "CHICHÉN ITZÁ", in the middle the Nunnery building belonging to the Mayan Culture, made of stone with carved masks of the god Chaac, beneath this in the center "THE NUNNERY", in the left-hand field the sign of "$" followed by the number "5", in the right-hand field the mark of the Mexican Mint, la Casa de Moneda, and below it the number "070707". Smooth rim.

Face value of 5 pesos in one troy ounce of pure silver.

 
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The Church

In the center of the upper field in a semi-circle the name "CHICHÉN ITZÁ", in the center the building of the church belonging to the Mayan Culture elaborately decorated in Stone showing figures of the god Chaac, below this in the middle the word "THE CHURCH"; in the field on the left the “$” sign followed by the number “5”, in the right-hand field the mark of the Mexican Mint, Casa de la Moneda, and below it the number "070707". Smooth rim. 

Face value of 5 pesos in one troy ounce of pure silver.


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The Observatory

In the upper field in a semi-circle the name "CHICHÉN ITZÁ", in the center the building of the Observatory or “Snail” belonging to the Mayan Culture which was used for astronomy, below it in the middle the word "OBSERVATORY". In the left-hand field the “$” sign followed by the number “5”; in the right-hand field the mark of the Mexican Mint, la Casa de la Moneda, and below it the number "070707". Smooth rim. 

Face value of 5 pesos in one troy ounce of pure silver.


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Technical characteristics

Silver Quality Diameter (mm) Fineness
Pyramid of Kukulcán, 5 Oz. Proof 65.0 .999
Temple of Warriors, 2 Oz. Proof 48.0 .999
The Nunnery, the Church and the Observatory, 1 Oz. Proof 40.0 .999