The Golden State Mint is the private mint behind some of the coolest silver rounds and bars available today. 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 incredibly well-preserved relics of the lost Aztec Empire. The Calendar Stone is generally believed by archaeologists and historians to have been chiseled from stone during a period of the early 1500s. The intricate design is actually much more than simply tribal artwork of the period. It is a highly structured accounting of the cycles of time as perceived by this mysterious indigenous culture.
The Calendar Stone is a massive 12 feet (3.7 meters) in diameter. It's estimated to weigh roughly 24 tons. The stone was rediscovered in 1790 and publicly displayed in Mexico Cathedral in 1850. Being intricately tied to 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Aztec Calendar 5 oz Silver Round is 64mm in diameter and 5.51mm thick. These rounds are IRA approved and look great on display.Clear coin capsules are available to help protect these rounds and keep them looking as fresh as the day they were minted.
The Aztec Calendar 1 oz Silver Bar has a vertically oriented design. It measures 50.11m long, 29.31mm wide and 2.44 thick.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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