At the American Numismatic Association's Convention in Baltimore on July 28, 1993 The Banco de Mexico held a press conference to announce the beginning of a new commemorative coinage program. This new program would be known as "The Pre-Columbian Coin program".
This event was to coincide with the 500 th anniversary of Christopher Columbus discovery of the Americas in 1492. This series of commemorative coins will honor six Pre-Columbian civilizations: the Aztec, Central Veracruz, Mayan, Olmec, Teotihuacan, and the Toltec cultures.These coins are from the third collection in this series and are to honor the Mayan culture.
Chaac Mool:The three-piece silver set depicts a characteristic sculpture of Chichen Itza, the Chaac Mool which shows a human being half-sitting and half-lying on his back. His face turned sharply away from the line of his body. The position was associated with Mayan sacrificial methods. SPECIFICATIONS, MAYAN COLLECTION: ¼ Oz 1994 (1 Peso) .999 silver ... read more