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Atlantes

These statues are located at the archaeological zone of Tula (Central Mexico), on the Sun god´s temple (Quetzalcoatl), watching over their ancient city which dates back to 713 B.C. the "Atlantes" are gigantic statues, in this case representing toltec warriors. This can be observed troughout their uniform, as they carry in their right hand weapons that fired darts, while in their left one several arrows. On their chest they carry a butterfly shaped vest and in their backs they carry a calendar. On this coin, the image of the Atlantes is surrounded by a design inspired on their vest.

Face value: 10-Peso. Five silver ounces.


Reverse

Obverse

Quetzalcóatl

This one ounce coin shows a relief reproduction that symbolizes the birth of Ce-Acatl Topilzin Quetzalcoatl. Tradition tells that Ce-Acatl lead the Toltecs to a great city growth and reached the domination of several territories, richness and power, once they were established in Tula Xicocotitlan, nowadays Hidalgo city. He ruled this civilization from year 925 to 950 A.D. Surrounding the coin there is an outline with a design inspired in the belt of a Quetzalcotal figure.

Face value 5 Pesos. One silver ounce.


Reverse

Obverse

Jaguar

This design shows a sculpture known as jaguar, an animal that was adored by the Toltecs. Surrounding the "Jaguar" there is an outline with a design inspired by one of the columns of the Quetzalcóatl-Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli temple. Nowadays, this sculpture is located in the anthropology and national history museum located in Mexico City.

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


Reverse

Obverse

Priest

This coin design shows a priest represented by an "Atlante" figure, that is, a gigantic statue. Priests had the most important social status in the Toltec civilization. They had a direct relation with the gods they venerated. They also adopted the names and virtues of the god they represented. On this coin, the image of the Atlante Priest is surrounded by a design inspired on the vest.

Face value: 5-Peso. One silver ounce.


Reverse

Obverse

Serpent with a skull

The reverse of this one ounce silver coin shows a relief detail of the Coatepantli wall. It shows a serpent with a skull. This reliefs alternate with images that have motifs of eagles eating bloody hearts, it also shows a snake that represents the god Quetzalcoatl, as the morning star or Venus. The outline of the coin is based on the armour of a Quetzalcoatl figure.

Face value: 5-Peso. One silver ounce.


Reverse

Obverse

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