Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone

The Cook Islands, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar circulates in parallel with the local Cook Islands Dollar; at the same time, the government also authorises many legal tender coins in the Cook Islands Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

Collector coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, including the large three ounces of silver format - such as this coin.

The Mint says about it:
The Aztec Calendar Stone debuts the Archaeology and Symbolism series.

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 centimetres in diameter and 98 centimetres thick, and it weighs about 21 tons. Shortly after the Spanish conquest, the monolithic sculpture was buried in the Zacalo, 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.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 432
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows a large question mark at its centre, filled with Ancient symbols.

Below left, the Fourth Definitive Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley; the Queen is crowned, facing right. Below the portrait, the designer's initials IRB.

The background of the centre is patterned with thin concentric lines. Around below right, the name of the series ARCHEOLOGY & SYMBOLISM (sic).

The rim is raised; incuse in it, around above the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS; around below, the face value 20 DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts, in Ultra High Relief, the famous Aztec Calendat Stone.

Around above in the rim, the name AZTEC CALENDAR STONE; around below, the Aztec name of the city: TENOCHTITLAN. The date 2018 is also in the rim, divided by the central design.

Reverse Inscription AZTEC CALENDAR STONE TENOCHTITLAN 2018
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
Packaging: in capsule and box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NumisCollect Article ID: CK1806
CIT Item ID: 28514

NumisCollect says: "Please note that by accident certificates are printed with 2019 year date. As coins are distributed already we haven’t reprinted to avoid two versions. Please note the certificates showing 2019 are original."

Mintage includes 333 coins with antique finish and 99 gold plated.

See also

Coins in the Archaeology and Symbolism series include:
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Aztec Calendar Stone, Cook Islands 2018
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Kalachakra Mandala, Mongolia 2019
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Samsara Wheel of Life, Cook Islands 2019
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Dendera Zodiac Egypt, Cook Islands 2020
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Vasudhara Mandala, Mongolia 2020
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with coloured and gilded versions), Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone, Cook Islands 2021
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with part and fully gilded versions), Bactrian Cybele Disk, Cook Islands 2021
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with part and fully gilded versions), Tutankhamun’s Tomb, Cook Islands 2022
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with coloured and gilded versions), Vairochana Buddha, Mongolia 2022

Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone: Known varieties
Variety Gilded
Images Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone / Gilded - obverse photo Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone / Gilded - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 99 (included in total)
Material0.999 Silver
Details

Gold plated (gilded). NumisCollect Article ID: CK1808

All (41) coins of type: Silver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Three Ounces 2017 William Turner - Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus 1,829 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2017 Rubens - Christ’s Entry Into Jerusalem 1,632 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2017 Gods of the World - Quetzalcoatl 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Gods of the World - Ra, Sun God 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2018
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Tiepolo - Death of Christ 1,749 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Gustav Klimt - Tree of Life 1,911 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Samsara Wheel of Life 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Spiritual Art - Lord Ganesha 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2019
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Gods of the World - Poseidon 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2019
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Edvard Munch - The Scream 1,893 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Fairy Tales - Little Red Riding Hood 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait FAIRY TALES 20 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS
Silver Three Ounces 2019 Asian Mythology - Zhong Kui 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2019
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Dendera Zodiac Egypt 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Spiritual Art - Madonna of Bruges 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Real Heroes - Fighter Pilot 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Gods of the World - Shiva 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Goya - Christ in Gethsemane 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Steampunk 555 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS STEAMPUNK
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Asian Mythology - Zhong Kui 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone 531 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Bactrian Cybele Disk 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Spiritual Art - Ravana, King of Demons 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Real Heroes - Firefighter 911 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Terracotta Warriors 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Gods of the World - Amaterasu 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Steampunk - Jet Pack 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS STEAMPUNK
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Silver Burst 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Fairy Tales - Snow White 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait FAIRY TALES 20 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Asian Mythology - Zhao Gongming 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Spiritual Art - Zeus, Father of the Gods 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Tutankhamun’s Tomb 432 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Real Heroes - Special Forces 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Titanic 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs 2,910 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Steampunk - Nautilus 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS STEAMPUNK
Silver Three Ounces 2022 Fairy Tales - Hansel and Gretel 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait FAIRY TALES 20 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS
Silver Three Ounces 2023 Spiritual Art - Angel of Mercy 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2023
Silver Three Ounces 2023 Sparta 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Three Ounces 2023 Real Heroes - Coast Guard 850 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Three Ounces 2023 Vault 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
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Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage432
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.0000 mm
Mass93.3000 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-RZLZ-OYPL
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