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Pyramid of El Castillo

This pyramid with stairs, also known as "the Kukulkán Pyramid", is the most evident example of the relation between Toltecs from the central region of Mexico and the Mayan people during the postclassic period. It was dedicated to Kukulkán, one of the principal Mayan Gods. He was the Mayan version of Quetzalcoatl and was related to the four seasons of the year and the creation of the universe. He was also the deity personage of the mythical king, who restored the city of Chichén-Itza.

Face value: 10-New Peso. Five silver ounces.


Reverse

Obverse

Chaac Mool

Shows a human being in an unconvertible position, semi-laid down holding a disk or plate between his hands over his stomach. This type of sculpture relates to the way the Mayans realized their sacrifices. At least 14 figures of this type and in the same position have been found in Chichén-Itza. Other figures of this type have been found in the Central region of Mexico and in different parts of Mesoamerica.

Face values of 5-, 2-, and 1-New Peso. One silver ounce.


Reverse

Obverse

Mask of God Chaac

This type of figure was very well liked by Mayan people who made it their most persistent decorative element through their evolution period. The motif reproduced in this coin can be found in the strange facade of the Kabah Temple, in the Yucatán peninsula, where stylized representations of the Chaac mask, God of the rain, are found.

Face value: 5-New Peso. One silver ounce.


Reverse

Obverse

Gravestone of a Palenque Tomb

This coin illustrates a bas-relief fragment found in the death chamber at the Palenque Inscriptions Temple. This pre-Columbian culture unique tomb, contains a monolithic sarcophagus of approximately 10 feet long. It's a death chamber of a very important Mayan dignitary.

Face value: 5-New Peso. One silver ounce.


Reverse

Obverse

Lintel 26

This piece was found in the ruins of Yaxchilán and represents a ritual scene illustrating the mastery of the Mayan sculpture. It depicts a woman delivering a mask or a jaguar head to a dignitary or to a high priest. The archeologists found that the only way of knowing the rank or class of the figures in this type of lintel was by reviewing the design in the clothing and the attitude of the personage.

Face value: 5-New Peso. One silver ounce.


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Obverse

Technical information

Silver Quality Diámetro (mm) Ley
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