QUETZALCOATL Aztec Feathered Serpent Gods Of The World 3 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Cook Islands 2017

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This 3 Oz Silver coin is the first issue in the “Gods Of The World” series and depicts the Quetzalcoatl, one of the most important gods in ancient Mesoamerica. The coin has an incredible relief thanks to the Smartminting technology, an Antique Finish quality with dark highlights and comes in a beautiful case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 333 pcs worldwide!

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Specifications
Country Cook Islands
Year 2017
Face Value 20 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 93.3 (3 oz)
Diameter (mm) 55
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 333
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Quetzalcóatl
Quetzalcóatl was one of the most important gods in ancient Mesoamerica. The god known as the Plumed Serpent is a mix of bird and rattle snake and his name is a combination of the Nahuatl words for the quetzal - the emerald plumed bird - and coatl or serpent. He was also known as Kukulkán to the Maya, Gucumatz to the Quiché of Guatemala, and Ehecatl to the Huastecs of the Gulf Coast. He was regarded as the god of winds and rain and as the creator of the world and mankind. In Central Mexico from 1200 CE he was also considered the patron god of priests and merchants and considered the god of learning, science, agriculture, crafts and the arts. He also invented the calendar, was identified with Venus, the rising morning star, he was associated with opossums and even discovered corn (maize) with the help of giant red ant that led him to a mountain packed full of grain and seeds.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts the beautiful Quetzalcoatl, with the planet Venus and the Tezcatlipoca, a central deity in Aztec religion. The coin is full of details and is minted in Silver with a great precision. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “Quetzalcoatl” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin portrays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the inscriptions: “20 Dollars” - the monetary denomination, “2017” - the issue year and “Cook Islands” - the issue country.

 
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