This one ounce silver coin features the Citadel Machu Picchu and the Mexican flag in color. Machu Picchu in Peru was built by the Incas in the 15th century in an altitude of 2430 meters on a mountain ridge. The city consists of hundreds of man-made terraces. An eight-kilometer-long serpentine route leads up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. All the coins in this series capture the beauty of the fascinating buildings of the Mexican high culture in color. The silver coin comes with product card in a coin capsule.
The coins are .999 fine silver. On one side of the coin is a winged Victoria of Mexican Independence Victory Column in front of a landscape with the volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl. The opposite side shows the coat of arms of Mexico. The new version has the Winged Victoria in another angle, and the opposite side shows the coat of arms of Mexico surrounded by historical Mexican coats of arms. The original design is based in Centenario gold Mexican coin.
This coin has been colored by a private company.
The Angel of Independence
The Angel of Independence is, by far, a historical, urban and symbolic reference of Mexico’s collective conscience. Many characters were involved in the work; Antonio Rivas Mercado as the project’s main promoter, Enrique Alciati was responsible for the sculptures and Roberto Gayol was in charge of adapting the space. According to a Pre-Columbian legend, a warrior named Popocatépetl fell in love with Iztaccíhuatl, a king’s daughter, and earned a tentative marriage blessing from the king, on the condition that he win a battle against a rival tribe. While the battle delayed the warrior, a rival suitor started a rumor that Popocatépetl had been killed in the battle, and the fair maiden died of a broken heart. Upon finally returning as the victor from the battle, Popocatépetl discovered the fate of his lover and buried her on top of a mountain range that assumed the shape of a sleeping woman in honor of the dead maiden. Grief-stricken, Popocatépetl climbed an adjacent mountain in order to keep eternal watch over his beloved. Today, the depiction of the volcanoes on the Libertad coin still tells the lovers' story.
|Quality||BU - Brilliant Uncirculated|
|Weight (g)||1 oz|
|Certificate (COA)||In Capsule with Product Card|
|Presentation case (box)||no|
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