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1993 5 onza Mo Tenochtitlan

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Is there anyone who knows how many of these were minted?  Found some information any thing else would help;

"This coin was awarded as the "most beautiful commemorative coin" in Busan, Korea 2008. It has the Aztec calendar on the front, with the legend “Mexico Tenochtitlan 1478”. Tenochtitlan was the Aztec capital city, it was located in what now is Mexico City. On the back of the coin there is the image of a coin press, one the original instruments used by the Casa de Moneda de Mexico to mint coins."

 

"The “Sun Stone” is one of the most famous Aztec sculptures, the original sculpture weighs around 24 tons and has a diameter of 11.75 ft. It’s believed to have been carved around 1501 and it currently sits in the Aztec hall of the Anthropology Museum of Mexico City. Although the exact meaning of the “Sun Stone” has been subject to multiple theories and discussion, it´s one of the most representative remaining sculptures of the Aztecs, the greatest and last pre-hispanic empire in America."

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I searched several websites, including Numista, The Mexican Mint website, and Bank of Mexico, with no results. However, I do not read Spanish, so it is possible the the info can be found on one of the Mexican sites by someone who does.

Numista did have the coin listed, just no mintage figures, and I found another site with the mintage figures for scores of Mexican coins, but no mention of this particular piece. It got a bit frustrating, not being able to find what I wanted.

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I too have searched high and low with no satisfaction. It can be frustrating. I read through numerous Spanish reviews on the coin but alas no mintage numbers. I noticed that there are a lot of BU coins using this Aztec Calendar, appears this might have been the original coin where all this started.

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2 hours ago, Just Bob said:

I searched several websites, including Numista, The Mexican Mint website, and Bank of Mexico, with no results. However, I do not read Spanish, so it is possible the the info can be found on one of the Mexican sites by someone who does.

Numista did have the coin listed, just no mintage figures, and I found another site with the mintage figures for scores of Mexican coins, but no mention of this particular piece. It got a bit frustrating, not being able to find what I wanted.

HA!  I did the exact same thing it seems.  Google translated the Banco de Mexico website at least but I still couldn't locate any mintage figures for past commemoratives.  Did see a reference to a pretty neat looking numismatics museum though....

There was a gold forum thread on kitco from 2012 that I was following down but had to move on to other things.  There's quite a few dedicated collectors of Mexican bullion so if the mintage is known it's got to be out there.  Just might need to find the corresponding silver forum.  https://gold-forum.kitco.com/archive/index.php/t-111301.html

I was wondering if it's classified as a commemorative then perhaps it didn't have a set mintage so we'd have to locate some post-production figures.

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Found this at the Worthpoint site for an identical coin that was sold through them. No idea what it went for. Appears 1000 minted. Wonder how credible their research is? Thanks for the Kitco lead.

"AZTEC CALENDAR 5 OZ COIN (MEXICAN MINT) Silver Bullion | Aztec Calendar 5 oz Coin (Mexican Mint) This is a very special Aztec Calendar five ounces 0.999 fineness Silver Proof Coin. (Only 1000 ever minted and very few in Australia) This great coin represents a real masterpiece from the Casa de Moneda de M?xico. (Mexican Mint) The obverse consists of the Aztec Calendar or Sun Stone with the legend PIEDRA DE LOS SOLES and MEXICO TENOCHTITLAN 1478. The reverse consists of a very old screw press used in the first years of the Mexican Mint along with the specifications of the coin. weigh (155.515 g) or 5 Troy Ounces of Silver fineness (LEY 0.999) Diameter 65 mm. Brilliant and Uncirculated condition in protective acrylic capsule."

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