These 1 oz Aztec Calendar Copper Rounds are available to you today with protective packaging from the mint. Individual rounds ship to you inside of protective flips with multiples of up to 20 rounds housed inside of tubes.
The Aztec Calendar and the sun stone are synonymous with one another as the sun stone is a written means of deciphering the complex system of days, months, and years in the Aztec solar calendar. This system was carved into a massive chunk of basalt sometime between 1501 and 1520 by the Aztecs during the downfall period that coincided with the increase in aggression between Central American indigenous peoples and the invading Spanish Empire.
On the obverse side of 1 oz Aztec Calendar Copper Rounds is a depiction of the intricate symbols and concentric rings from the sun stone. In total, there are four rings on the Aztec Calendar Stone that focus on the solar deity of the Aztecs in the very center ring. Known as Tonatiuh, the sun god is featured in the central disk and is depicted with clawed hands holding human hearts.
The reverse face of 1 oz Aztec Calendar Copper Rounds features the left-profile portrait of Cuauhtemoc. The final emperor of the Aztec Empire, he reigned from 1520 to 1521 as a combined force of enemy tribes and Spanish conquistadors closed in on the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan near what is now modern-day Mexico City.