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Olmec head

The colossus heads are the most representative sculptures of the Olmeca culture. Up to today only 16 heads have been discovered which vary in height, from 1.6 to 3 meters. Weight ranges from 9 to 11 tons. Unknown is still the fact of them representing gods, priests or governors.

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


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Master of the Limes

This extraordinary jade sculpture represents a priest carrying a "jaguar child" in his arms. According to archeologists it's related to both, fertility and maternity. It was found in the Valley of the Limes, in the state of Veracruz.

Face values of 5-, 2-, and 1-New Peso for 1, 1/2, and 1/4 silver ounces.


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Jaguar man

These small figures are remarkable examples of the Olmec culture. The "Jaguar Man" are found in a variety of positions and attitudes, the most common being the ones showing a personage sitting down and wearing a helmet. All figures feature altered faces to somewhat look like a jaguar. The jaguar was the center element during the Olmec rituals.

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


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The wrestler

This extraordinary stone sculpture was found in Santa María Uxpanapa, Veracruz. It represents a man sitting down with his arms in a dynamic attitude, pretending he was wrestling or practicing some kind of sport. It measures approximately 66 centimeters high.

Face value: 5-Peso. One silver ounce.


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Ceremonial ax

This small jade ax has fine engravings representing a jaguar man. It has a fissure in the form of a "V", very characteristic of the tools used during rituals in the mid period of the pre-classic Era.

Face value: 5-Peso. 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