Coin "Observatory"


Name Observatory
Presented by BANCO DE MÉXICO
Nominal value 5 pesos
Metal Silver 925°
Thickness 3
Mintage 10 000
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 Observatory, a round building on a large square platform located in the ruins of Chichén Itzá.
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. This building is also known as the Caracol (Snail), because of its interior spiral stairs that lead to the upper part of the building. It belongs to the Mayan Culture and was used as an astronomical observatory.
Designer Banco de México
Producer Casa de Moneda de México (Mexican Mint)

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