|Actual Metal Weight:||1 ozt|
|Face Value:||5 Pesos|
|Mint:||Casa de Moneda de Mexico (Mexican Mint)|
The 1993 Mexico $5 Bajorrelieve de El Tajin 1 oz Silver Pre-Columbian Coin was minted by the Casa de Moneda de Mexico, which is the oldest mint in the Americas. Each coin is minted from 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver. Only 100,005 of these 5 Peso silver coins were released! They bear a legal tender status in Mexico and have a face value of 5 Pesos.
The Mexican coat of arms is centered on the obverse of the coin just like on most of the coins produced by the Mexican mint. The weight and purity are both inscribed along the bottom underneath the eagle. The reverse features a very detailed and intricate depiction of a traditional carving which is symbolic of the classic Veracruz culture. The text "Bajorrelieve de el Tajin" can be found underneath of the carving. The 5 Peso denomination is struck on the bottom.
El Tajin is an archeological site located near the Gulf coast of Mexico. The site has 17 ball courts and it is estimated to have had 15,000 to 20,000 people living there! The site also features a unique Xicalcoliuhqui (seashell-shaped) layout and is considered a crucial archaeological find because of its artistic and socioeconomic development. Because of it's cultural importance and beautiful architecture, it was named a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1992.
Collectors of Mexican silver coins are sure to love this low mintage, 1 ounce 99.9% pure silver coin. The 1993 Mexico $5 Bajorrelieve de El Tajin 1 ounce Silver Pre-Columbian Coin is the perfect example of a coin with a rich history and a classic Mexican design.