Coin "Pyramid of Kukulcán"

Пирамида Кукулькана

Name Pyramid of Kukulcán
Presented by BANCO DE MÉXICO
Nominal value 20 pesos
Metal Silver 925°
Thickness 5,55
Mintage 5000
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: at the center, a sculptural relief of the National Shield encompassed by the legend “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” (UNITED MEXICAN STATES). Surrounding this, following the edge of the coin frame are reproductions of the different National Shields used throughout Mexico‘s history, such as the eagle which appears in the center of the first page of the Codex Mendoza. Reverse: the Pyramid of Kukulcán also called El Castillo (The Castle).
A brief annotation The coin minted at 2011 commemorates the designation of the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The coin depicts the pyramid with a square platform and its main staircase which has carved feathered serpents with open-jawed heads at the bottom, and evokes the spectacle that happens at the ruins every spring and autumn equinoxes, when the corner of the pyramid casts a series of triangular shadows creating an effect of a serpent wriggling down the staircase.
Designer Banco de México
Producer Casa de Moneda de México (Mexican Mint)

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