1997 Mexican Silver "Disco de la Muerte" Complete 6 Coin Set. THE PRE-COLUMBIAN COINAGE PROGRAM OF MEXICO. At the ANA Convention in Baltimore in July 1993 The Banco de Mexico held a press conference to announce the beginning of a new commemorative coinage program. This program was known as "The Pre-Columbian Coin program". This series of commemorative coins honored six Pre - Columbian civilizations: The Aztec, Central Veracruz, Mayan, Olmec, Teotihuacan, and the Toltec cultures.
The Disco de la Muerte or Disc of Death coins struck in 1997 were part of the Teotihuacan series. In the second century BC in the valley of Mexico, the most important civilization dominated the culture of the valley. It extended from Sinaloa in western Mexico and Guatemala to the southeast. This civilization was centered around the city of Teotihuacan. During its peak, it had a population of over one hundred thousand people.
The largest city in the ancient world, it was the religious center of Mesoamerica, and the most highly urbanized center of a huge territory. The Teotihuacanos controlled the activities of hundreds of thousands of people. The arts and sciences flourished.
This city prospered when several settlements joined to form the first urban center. It was constructed with pyramids, symbolizing the sun and the moon. A broad avenue connected them. This was a planned city with over two thousand structures. While the farmers lived in wooden houses, other inhabitants lived in stone houses decorated with murals and paintings.
Some of these homes had elaborate drainage systems. The city reached its greatest splendor from 350 AD to 650 AD, with great achievements. During 650 to 700 AD the Teotihuacan culture declined. The final dissolution occupied about 700 AD.
Some archaeologists have found a great fire decimated just about every structure in the city. Disco de la Muerte (Disc of the death): The six piece set in this collection features an extraordinary sculpture in stone representing death. It was a common and important theme for the people in this culture. These low mintage, brilliant uncirculated coins are composed of pure.
999 silver in (two of each) 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, and 1/4 ounce coins. Mintage : 1 OZ coins : BU - 3500 Proof - 1800. 1/2 OZ coins : BU - 3000 Proof - 1600.
1/4 OZ coins : BU - 3000 Proof - 1600. High quality floating frame display included. If you live outside of the USA, contact me prior for possible arrangements.
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