This coin is graded a perfect MS70 by PCGS and is a First Day of Issue. As of 4/20/19 the total PCGS population for this MS70 is just 57 coins. The Aztec Calendar Stone debuts this brand new Archeology & Symbolism series. It is Smartminted, a 3oz huge 65mm diameter, antique finish, and just 333 pieces released worldwide.
Please note that by accident certificates are printed with 2019 year date. As coins were already distributed certificates were not reprinted to avoid two versions.Please note the certificates showing 2019 are original. The Aztec calendar stone is a late post-classic Mexican sculpture housed in the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, and is perhaps the most famous work of Aztec sculpture. The stone is 358 centimeters (141 in) in diameter and 98 centimeters (39 in) thick, and it weighs about 24 short tons (21.4 long tons; 21.8 t).
Shortly after the Spanish conquest, the monolithic sculpture was buried in the Zocalo, the main square of Mexico City. It was rediscovered on December 17, 1790 during repairs on the Mexico City Cathedral. Following its rediscovery, the calendar stone was mounted on an exterior wall of the cathedral, where it remained until 1885. Most scholars think that the stone was carved some time between 1502 and 1521, though some believe that it is several decades older than that.
Limited mintage to only 333 coins worldwide! This coin comes with the original box and numbered certificate of authenticity.The item "2018 $20 Cook Islands Aztec Calendar Stone 3oz Silver Antiqued Coin PCGS MS70 FD" is in sale since Thursday, January 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "slickger" and is located in Charleston, South Carolina.
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