The ‘Aztec Five Suns’ coin is the 1st release in the ‘Ages of Man – Creation of World’ series is another beautifully intricate piece. What do you do if the story you want to tell on a coin is so complicated that it doesn’t fit? Well, we managed to get so much fine details on a coin that normally would require 5 coins. Check out the detailed photos of each of the five suns!
- First issue in Afterlife – Ages of Man – Creation of World’ series
- 3 oz Silver
- Antique Finish Smartminting©️
- High Relief -5 designs in one coin
- Extremely Low Mintage of 333 pcs. worldwide
The reverse of this coin is so full of scenery it’s difficult to describe in a short paragraph. Please read the background information below first. In the middle of the reverse, the inner circle, the first gods (moon & sun) from the void are represented in traditional Aztec style. The ring around the circle depicts the four gods for each wind direction with the crocodile teeth below. The remainder of the coin is divided into 5 sections each with scenery of the 5 suns or creations of world. From the edge to the middle there is a huge height difference in such a way all the suns are in the sky. On the edge there is the writing ‘FIRST SUN’ ‘SECOND SUN’ ‘THIRD SUN’ ‘FOURTH SUN’ ‘FIFTH SUN’ with some ornaments. In the design of the fifth sun is written 2021 (the year of issue).
Five Suns is an Aztec myth about how the world was created. It says that there were four other suns before our own, because different gods served as the Sun at different times:
- The first sun was Tezcatlipoca but he fought with his brother Quetzalcoatl and was knocked out of the sky. The humans of this age were all eaten by Tezcatlipoca's jaguars.
- Quetzalcoatl himself became the second sun but Tezcatlipoca turned all humans into monkeys. Quetzalcoatl destroyed these monkeys with a hurricane and left the sky to create new humans.
- The god of rain, Tlaloc, became the third sun but then Tezcatlipoca married his wife. All rains stopped and when humans asked him for water, Tlaloc destroyed Earth with a rain of fire.
- The fourth sun was Chalchiuhtlicue, who loved humans very much. But Tezcatlipoca told her she was selfish and she started crying, causing a flood that killed everyone on Earth.
- The current, fifth sun is Huitzilopochtli who fights every day against Coyolxauhqui, goddess of the Moon. Aztecs believed that this sun would disappear, too, if they didn't support Huitzilopochtli by killing humans.
|Weight (g)||3 oz (93.3 g)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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