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Tizoc Stone

This enormous monolith was discovered at the Templo Mayor and celebrates the victories of Tizoc, Governor of the Aztec Empire. It also symbolizes the ritual of the change of powers from Tizoc to his brother Ahuizotl. Ahuizotl was Tizoc's successor in the Aztec Empire in 1486.

Face value: 10 000 Pesos. Five silver ounces.


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Eagle Warrior

The head of the eagle warrior represents the image of a young Aztec, whose duty was to be outstanding as a warrior and to obtain the sacred meal for the Gods. The eagle knights, the military Aztec elite, was a privileged lineage of brave soldiers named by the nobles. Their attire symbolized the power and ferocity of the Huitzilopochtli rite.

Face values: 100 Pesos in 1, 1/2, and 1/4 silver ounces, respectively.


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Xochipilli (The God of Flowers)

This figure represents the God of the flowers, whose body is covered with tattoos in the form of flowers and to whom the gardens where dedicated by performing complex rites. The Aztecs fought wars known as "Guerras Floridas", which was a covenant between two or more neighboring rival communities, with the sole and only purpose of obtaining victims to sacrifice and offer them to the God Xochipilli, to symbolize the renovation of society and nature.

Face value: 100 Pesos. One silver ounce.


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Brazier Effigy

Represents the face of Tlaloc, God of the rain and one of the Gods of the creation. It is one of the most important Aztec deities. It was believed that tears flowing down his cheeks fertilized and regenerated the bodies buried in Aztec lands.

Face value: 100 Pesos. One silver ounce.


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Huehuetéotl (The God of Fire)

One of the most ancient deities in Mesoamerica. It's known as "the old God of fire". The sculpture depicts the association between the Gods of fire and the Gods of water during Aztec times. They governed the center of the universe and maintained the balance of the cosmos.

Face value: 100 Pesos. One silver ounce.


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Technical information

Silver Quality Diameter (mm) Fineness
5 Oz. Brilliant uncirculated and Proof 65.0 .999
1 Oz. Brilliant uncirculated and Proof 40.0 .999
1/2 Oz. Brilliant uncirculated and Proof 33.0 .999
1/4 Oz. Brilliant uncirculated and Proof 27.0 .999