Mythologies of the World: Gods of Maya - Fine Silver Coloured 5-Coin Set (2015) – Mintage: 2,000

Fine Silver Coloured 5-Coin Set – Mythologies of the World: Gods of Maya – Mintage: 2,000 (2015)

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Fine Silver Coloured 5-Coin Set – Mythologies of the World: Gods of Maya – Mintage: 2,000 (2015)

$374.96 CAD
Mintage: 2,000
Canada and US only

From the mints of Niue and Guatemala! A commemorative coin collection with UNESCO World Heritage Coin Centrepiece! Order today!

Rare for a boxed set, the Parque Nacional de Tikal-Gran Plaza centerpiece coin is also an official addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Coin and Medal Program, which is internationally managed and implemented exclusively by Produits Artistiques Metaux Precieux (PAMP). Beautifully executed as an aerial view, the reverse side of this spectacular World Heritage coin also bears the renowned UNESCO logo as a prestigious mark of authenticity, while the obverse side carries the official effigy of the Guatemalan government.

One of PAMP's most unique coin sets to date, and the latest addition to its Mythologies of the World series, the Gods of the Maya collection is notable in several ways. The Maya worshipped countless gods and goddesses, many unique to local tribes, and with characteristics that over time merged with other ethnic deities via trade and conquest. For this outstanding collection, four deities with distinct attributes were selected due to widespread prominence throughout the diverse Maya city-states of Mesoamerica: Itzamná, god of divination and writing; Ah Bolom Tzacab, god of royalty and lineage; Chaac, god of rain, and Kukulcán, god of creation.

Each god is brought to life via a multifaceted interplay of high and low relief, highly polished and frosted finishes, and thoughtful applications of brilliant color accurate to those of the ancient Maya, and made possible thanks to ‘Virtual Enamel,' a new coloring process nearly identical to the finest enamel work. The gods of the Maya were inexorably linked to nearly every aspect of daily life, intensely influencing this highly sophisticated civilization's approach to governance, astronomy, mathematics, language, and significantly, city planning and architecture. Thus, a fifth coin central to the theme represents Tikal, once a vast metropolis and former Maya capital located in the north of present-day Guatemala. Sprawling across an immense tropical rainforest and abundant with thousands of archaeological treasures, Parque Nacional de Tikal, as the area is now formally known, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979.

Inspired by deities of the diverse Mayan cultures of Mesoamerica! Order yours today!

Special features:
  • Coins in your set include:
    • Itzamná, God of Divination (GST/HST exempt)
    • Ah Bolom Tzacab, God of Royalty (GST/HST exempt)
    • Kukulcán, God of Creation (GST/HST exempt)
    • Chaac, God of Rain (GST/HST exempt)
    • And the UNESCO World Heritage Coin Edition coin: Parque Nacional de Tikal, Gran Plaza (All applicable taxes)
  • Coin designs bearing original artwork, inspired by ancient depictions of each deity
  • UNESCO World Heritage coin centerpiece features Tikal National Park in Guatemala
  • Five official legal tender coins
  • Certificate of authenticity and story card for each coin

Did you know…
Few ancient civilizations have captivated our imagination as profoundly as that of the Maya. Flourishing between AD 250–900, the Maya population numbered in the millions, and created a multitude of kingdoms and small empires, built monumental palaces and temples, engaged in highly developed ceremonies, and perfected elaborate hieroglyphic writing, mathematic and astronomical systems. Maya influence can be detected particularly in Guatemala, as well as in Honduras, Belize, western El Salvador and as far away as central Mexico.

The majority of the great Mayan cities went into decline during the 8th and 9th centuries and abandoned shortly thereafter. That decline was marked by a cessation of monumental inscriptions and large-scale architectural construction. No universally accepted theory explains the collapse. However even today Maya descendents form sizable populations throughout the area, maintaining a distinctive set of traditions and beliefs resulting from the merger of pre-Columbian and post-Conquest ideas and cultures.

What their ancestors left behind—colossal step-pyramids and palaces, intricately carved stelae and decorative pottery depicting fantastical gods, kings, and above all, a collective history—continue to inspire and excite humankind worldwide. Those artifacts and the cultures that crafted them form the basis for PAMP's latest collection of legal tender coins in precisely minted silver.

Packaging:
Handsomely presented within a deluxe collector's box bearing a Maya long-count calendar-medallion, the five-coin set rests within a removable presentation tray, and a certificate of authenticity and detailed story cards are also included.

Order your coin set today!

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Fine Silver Coloured 5-Coin Set – Mythologies of the World: Gods of Maya – Mintage: 2000 (2015)
 
4.7

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5.0

Artwork

By mike

from Cleveland, OH

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Memorabilia

    Comments about Fine Silver Coloured 5-Coin Set – Mythologies of the World: Gods of Maya – Mintage: 2000 (2015):

    These are the most beautiful coins I own. They truly are works of art.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great set

    By GeorgeK

    from Brampton, Ontario, Canada

    About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Working Parent

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition
    • Rare

    Cons

    • Could Have Been Larger

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Lifetime
    • Memorabilia
    • Older Children

    Comments about Fine Silver Coloured 5-Coin Set – Mythologies of the World: Gods of Maya – Mintage: 2000 (2015):

    I collect rare and low mintage coins.
    I received this set and am extremely pleased with it. The box itself is a work of art and of very high quality. Given the low mintage and quality of the pieces, the price is well worth it if you are interested in this historical type coin.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Lovely set!

    By EmprrOfIceCream

    from Canada

    About Me Adult, Collector

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Detailed
    • Displays Well
    • Mint Condition
    • Quality

    Cons

    • Less Than 1oz Silver

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby

    Comments about Fine Silver Coloured 5-Coin Set – Mythologies of the World: Gods of Maya – Mintage: 2000 (2015):

    I collect coins of Gods and Superheroes.
    I received this set today and am extremely pleased with it. Note that the landscape coin is Guatemalan while the others are Cook Islands. That being said, the box contains spaces for all 5 coins. The box itself is a work of art and of very high quality. Given the low mintage and quality of the pieces, the price is well worth it if you are interested in this type of coin.

    I wanted to give 5 stars, but a minor gripe that I have is that these coins are less than pure silver.

    Given the choice beforehand, I likely would have only purchased the 4 God coins, but the 5th is a work of art like the others, and I am glad to have it.

    You won't be disappointed.

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    • Q:

      Why this product can't to pay with paypal options?
      Asked on 3/15/2016 by NumisFranz from Long Island, NY

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. The 5 coin set - Mythologies of the World is a subscription product. Unfortunately we cannot offer scheduled reoccurring payments with PayPal at this time.

        Answered on 3/21/2016 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Dear RCM,

      Is a Staff Reviewer an employee of the Mint?
      What is the Canadian Dollar value of each coin in the set?
      Are the Mayan coins made by the Canadian Mint?
      Is the cost $374.96 for all the coins in the set.

      Thanks so much

      LB
      Asked on 1/25/2016 by Bosco from Toronto, Canada

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Hi LB,

        Yes, staff reviewers are Royal Canadian Mint employees.

        The Parque Nacional Tikal Gran Plaza is $60.04. The 4 other coins are approximately $78.73 each.

        These coins are made by the mints of Niue and Guatemala.

        Yes, $374.96 is the total cost for the 5 coins.

        Answered on 2/5/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
    • Q:

      When does shipping start??
      Asked on 1/6/2016 by Daniel from Albuquerque, NM

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Shipping for this product began on December 10th, 2015. If you have not received it yet please contact the customer service 1-800-267-1871 (Canada), 1-800-268-6468 (US) for order inquiry.

        Answered on 1/14/2016 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Are these coins each one ounce of silver? If not, what?
      It would be helpful if you consistently identified if coins are 1 oz, half oz and so forth. You so sometimes and not others. Thanks.. Love the site and love collecting RCM coins.
      Asked on 12/12/2015 by Mark from Alberta, CA

      2 answers

      • A:

        grams converted to ounces is this 25 grams = 0.881849 ounce. a few grams short of an ounce. 33 grams is one ounce

        Answered on 1/24/2016 by anonymous from Arizona
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Hi Mark,

        Thank you for the feedback. Each coin in this 5 coin set issued by PAMP (Produits Artistiques Metaux Precieux) is 25 grams (approx. 0.88 ounce) with the exception of the 5th coin which is 27 grams (approx. 0.95 ounce).

        Answered on 12/14/2015 by Chad from Ottawa
    • Q:

      Is the 374.96 CAD price for one coin only or for the entire set?
      Asked on 11/30/2015 by Tudor from California

      2 answers

      • A:

        The cost shown for a set is the cost for 1 coin excluding taxes. The cost to you would be $374.96 plus GST and applicable PST. If you are an occasional buyer, then you would have to factor in shipping. Total cost for the complete set of 5 coins would be approximately $2000.
        For sets, coins are shipped individually and a charge is applied to your credit card at time of shipment.

        Answered on 1/11/2016 by Mr Bill
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes the cost of $374.96 CAD is for the complete set.

        Answered on 12/1/2015 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      no picture of he obverse(heads), could you add that.
      Asked on 11/26/2015 by Michael

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. Obverse images have now been posted.

        Answered on 12/2/2015 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Is EACH coin $ 374.96, or is each one one-fifth of the total price? So for all 5 coins, is it 5 x $ 374.96, or do you get all FIVE for that price. Is the price charged each time a coin is sent, ($ 374.96 each time), or would the total after I receive all 5 coins be that price?

      Very confusing.
      Asked on 11/25/2015 by Tom from Calgary

      3 answers

      • A:

        Since its a subscription, I would assume the price is per coin. I had the same question. You can always call the mint and ask.

        Answered on 1/24/2016 by anonymous from undisclosed
      • A:

        Sold as a set. Single price

        Answered on 12/1/2015 by Anonymous
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        $374.96 is the price of the complete set.

        Answered on 11/30/2015 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Is the cost for the set?
      Asked on 11/25/2015 by Don from Calgary

      3 answers

      • A:

        One price for the entire set plus case

        Answered on 12/1/2015 by Slates from Alberta
      • A:

        One price for the entire set plus case

        Answered on 12/1/2015 by Slates from Alberta
      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes the cost is for the complete set.

        Answered on 11/30/2015 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      What is the legal tender value of these coins? Can this set be paid over 3 or 4 months?
      Asked on 11/25/2015 by dave from mckinney texas

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your question. The four coins depicting the gods of Maya have a legal tender (face value) of 2 Niue dollars, while the UNESCO coin has a legal tender (face value) of 1 Quetzal. Currently there is no payment plan available on this coin set as all the coins and the box ship together as one.

        Answered on 12/2/2015 by Anonymous
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    Specifications

    • No.150956

    Ah Bolom Tzacab

    • Composition 99.9% pure silver
    • Finish proof-like
    • Weight (g) 25
    • Diameter (mm) 38.61
    • Edge
    • Artist

    Chaac

    • Composition 99.9% pure silver
    • Finish proof-like
    • Weight (g) 25
    • Diameter (mm) 38.61
    • Edge
    • Artist

    Itzamná

    • Composition 99.9% pure silver
    • Finish proof-like
    • Weight (g) 25
    • Diameter (mm) 38.61
    • Edge
    • Artist

    Kukulcán

    • Composition 99.9% pure silver
    • Finish proof-like
    • Weight (g) 25
    • Diameter (mm) 38.61
    • Edge
    • Artist

    Parque Nacional Tikal Gran Plaza

    • Composition 92.5% silver
    • Finish proof-like
    • Weight (g) 27
    • Diameter (mm) 40
    • Edge
    • Artist