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Aztec Calendar

Aztec Calendar Series - Golden State Mint


Aztec Calendar Silver Rounds and Bars from the Golden State Mint

The Aztec Calendar Series from the Golden State Mint are some of the coolest private mint silver rounds and bars available today. Featuring the Aztec Calendar Stone, this series is popular with collectors and investors alike. The GSM is also responsible for the production and creation of other popular collections like Silver Shield and other popular series'.

The Aztec Calendar stone is one of the most well-preserved relics of the lost Aztec Empire. The Stone is generally believed by archaeologists and historians to have been carved by Aztec artisans likely between 1502 and 1521, during the reign of the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II. The intricate design is actually much more complex than the simple tribal artwork of the period. It is a highly structured accounting of the cycles of time as perceived by this mysterious indigenous culture.

Mexico City was built on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec empire where the Calendar Stone was rediscovered in 1790, buried under the central square of Mexico City.

The Piedra del Sol is a massive 12 feet (3.7 meters) in diameter and is estimated to weigh roughly 24 tons. publicly displayed in Mexico Cathedral in 1850. Being intricately tied to Pre-Columbian Mexican history, the stone is now part of the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) where it is on display as part of the permanent collection.

The artists and sculptures at the Golden State Mint have done an impeccable work in recreating the marvelous design and crafting it into superb silver rounds and bars.

Aztec Calendar Sun Stone Silver Rounds and Bars Sizes

Each of the silver rounds and bars in this series is minted from .999 fine silver. The design theme is based on the ancient Aztec Calendar Stone. Visually, the stone is a stunning and intricately carved work of art that is reproduced in amazing detail on the reverse side of these silver bars and rounds.

The obverse side features a portrait of Cuauhtemoc, believed to be the last emperor of the Aztecs. This design is familiar to many coin enthusiasts as it is similar to the Mexican 5 Pesos 90% silver coin that was minted in 1948 and 1949.

1 oz Silver Round

The Aztec Calendar 1 oz Silver Round is 39.3mm in diameter and 3.2mm thick. It is minted from .999 fine silver with a reeded edge.

2 oz Silver Round

The Aztec Calendar 2 oz Silver Round is 47mm in diameter and 4.08mm thick. It is minted with a reeded edge from .999 fine silver.Tubes of rounds are available from the mint.

5 oz Silver Round

The Aztec Calendar 5 oz Silver Round is 64mm in diameter and 5.51mm thick. These rounds look great on display. Clear acrylic coin capsules are available to help protect these rounds and keep them looking as fresh as the day they were minted.

1 oz Silver Bar

The Aztec Calendar 1 oz Silver Bar has a vertically oriented design. It measures 50.11m long, 29.31mm wide and 2.44 thick.

5 oz Silver Bar

The Aztec 5 oz Silver Bar is one of the most popular in the series due to the weight, size and incredible detail. Each bar is minted from .999 fine silver and measures 60.63mm long, 35.49mm wide and 7.49mm thick. These bars are the same dimensions as other Golden State Mint 5 oz Silver Bars and stack neatly together.

10 oz Silver Bar

The Aztec Calendar 10 oz Silver Bar is the largest in the series. Stackers and collectors love them due to the weight, size and the stunning details of this ancient way to measure the passing of time. Each bar is minted from .999 fine silver and measures 89.08mm long, 44.75mm wide and 8.52mm thick. These bars are the same dimensions as other Golden State Mint 5 oz Silver Bars and stack neatly together.

Aztec Calendar Fractional Silver Rounds

Aztec Calendar Silver Rounds are also minted in fractional sizes. These silver rounds are fun to collect and carry the types of premiums you would typically expect for fractional silver rounds.

1/10 oz Silver Round

The Aztec Calendar 1/10 oz Silver Round is the smallest in the series and is 19.2mm in diameter and just 1.17mm thick.

1/4 oz Silver Round

The Aztec Calendar 1/4 oz Silver Round is the middle weight of the fractionals in this series and is 26.57mm in diameter and 1.5mm thick.

1/2 oz Silver Round

The Aztec Calendar 1/2 oz Silver Round is the largest fractional round and is 32.6mm in diameter and just 1.97mm in thickness.