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TWELVE 2012 AZTEC COPPER .999 PURE COPPER MEDALLION 2012 THE END IS NEAR
WEIGHT ONE OUNCE
SIZE 39X 39 MM
AS PER IMAGES
Ancient Mayan civilization has fascinated people for centuries as they were so advanced with mathematical and
astronomy equations and the world famous Mayan 2012 calendar.
Many sites confuse the Mayan calendar with the Aztec calendar but these civilization were hundred of years a part .
The Maya civilization was from 2000 BC to 250AD where as the Aztec civilization didnot start till 1200 Ad and finished when the Spanish arrived in 1519 AD.
THE MAYA CALENDAR
The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica developed accurate written calendars and of
these, the calendar of the Maya is the most sophisticated. Its precision derives from the
fact that it is based on an uninterrupted, continuous count of days (called Kin in Mayan)
reckoned from an initial zero day. The Maya counted the Kin in several independent
calendrical counts that were synchronized. The two most important were the counts
of 260 and 365 days. The Maya calendrical counts are written using a combination
of numbers and glyphs.
THE 260 DAY CALENDAR -TZOLKIN
The 260 day Tzolkin calendar was the most used by the peoples of the Maya world. It was
used to regulate the timing of their agricultural activities, their religious ceremonies and
family affairs. The Tzolkin day corresponding to his/her birth date predestined the life of
It is composed of numbers 1 to 13 and 20 names for the days, which are represented by
individual glyphs. On day fourteen, the day number starts again with 1 and continues in
succession until 13 and so on. The day names are repeated on day 21 and so on. Both
cycles continue in this manner until day 260 in unique combinations of number and names
since 260 is the lowest common multiple of 13 and 20. After that the 260-day cycle repeats
THE 365 DAY CALENDAR - HAAB
This calendar is based on the yearly journey of the Earth around the Sun in 365 days. The
365-day year was divided into 18 named ï¿½€œmonthsor Winal of 20 days each. The overflow
of five days was named Wayeb. Each date is written using a number from 0 to 19 and a
Winal name represented by a glyph except for the days of the Wayeb which are numbered
from 0 to 4.
Mint State Perfect Un-circulated (MS-70) Mint state un-circulated coin in perfect condition, showing no traces of wear, and no blemishes, scratches, handling or contact with other coins. The best quality coin possible.
Choice (Gem) Un-circulated (MS-65-69) An above average un-circulated coin which retains all of the original mint brilliance or luster, and has a very few contact marks on the surface or rim, which are barely noticeable.
Brilliant Un-circulated or BU (MS-60-64) An un-circulated coin having no traces of wear but which has a few contact marks, surface spotting or lacks some of its original luster.
Choice About Un-circulated (AU-55 & 58)
A coin having very light wear on only the highest points of the design but no other defects and with most of its luster remaining.
About Un-circulated (AU-50) Coin has evidence of light wear on many of the high points but at least half of the mint luster is still present.
Extremely Fine (EF-40)
The coin design is lightly worn in most places but all the features remain sharp and well defined.
Choice Very Fine (VF-30)
Light even wear on the surface and highest parts of the design but most major features and the lettering are sharp.
Very Fine (VF-20)
Minor features such as some of the finer hair detail, feathers, etc. will be moderately worn. Shows moderate wear on high points of design. All major details are clear.
Moderate to considerable even wear over most features and the lettering. A lot of the details are worn through but you can still see a good deal of the design.
Very Good (VG-8)
The entire design is weak, but a few details are visible. Well worn throughout but coin rims still visible.
Heavily worn but design and legend still visible although quite weak in spots. Many details are gone.
About Good (AG-3)
Very heavily worn with portions of lettering, date and legends worn smooth and barely discernable.
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