Compass Rose Geocoin 2013

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Compass Rose Geocoin History

Icon-Number Icon Edition-Name Released Total Trackingcodes recorded
153 153.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2005 2005 3704
186 186.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2006 2006 2500
517 517.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2006 Gold 2006 900
883 883.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2007 2007 5626
1924 1924.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2008 2008 4521
2271 2271.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2008 Alien 2008 618
2661 2661.gif Compass Rose Geocoin Micro 2008 7898
2666 2666.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 5th Anniversary 2008 3920
2967 2967.gif Crystal Compass Rose Geocoin, Amazon Forest Geocoin 2009 515
2968 2968.gif Crystal Compass Rose Geocoin, Earth Stone Geocoin 2009 500
2969 2969.gif Crystal Compass Rose Geocoin, Glacier Ice Geocoin 2009 500
3323 3323.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2009 2009 3302
4089 4089.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2010 Limited 2010 233
4163 4163.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2010 2010 3428
4439 4439.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 32 Point Micro 2010 2300
4876 4876.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2011 LE 2011 394
4877 4877.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2011 2011 3034
5879 5879.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2012 Limited 2012 272
5880 5880.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2012 2012 2060
6716 6716.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2013 2013 1200
6717 6717.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2013 Limited 2013 205
7081 7081.gif Polynesian Compass Rose 2014 Geocoin 2014 750
7082 7082.gif Polynesian Compass Rose 2014 LE Geocoin 2014 250
7531 7531.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2014 2014 1750
7532 7532.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2014 Limited 2014 275
8471 8471.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2015 2015 1300
8472 8472.gif Compass Rose Geocoin 2015 - LE 2015 270
8473 8473.gif 10th Year Anniversary Compass Rose 2015 1224
8474 8474.gif 10th Year Anniversary Compass Rose LE 2015 255
9520 9520.jpg El Dorado Compass Rose Geocoin 2016 300


The 2013 Compass Rose Geocoin® is based on the Mesoamerican map of the world discovered in the Codex Fejéváry-Mayer.

Created prior to 1519 AD, the year when Spanish Conquistadors started arriving in Central America, this map includes a central section that relates to where home is. Extending out from the center are the cardinal directions with representations of life within them. Included in these representations are temples, altars, dots to mark the 260 day calendar (20 named days counted thirteen times), and gods:

Xipe-Totec - The Flayed One presiding over the East, which is the most sacred direction (god of gold, vegetation, and seasons) Huitzilopochtli - The Hummingbird presiding over the South (god of war and sacrifice) Quetzalcoatl - Flying Serpent presiding over the West (god of wind, light, and justice) Tezcatlipoca - Smoking Mirror presiding over the North (god of earth, deceit, and night) Ehecatl - One of the creator gods (god of all cardinal directions and wind)

The Design: The Mesoamerican people were a very artistic and intelligent culture who had an eye for detail and accuracy. The Aztecs, Mayans, and other Mesoamericans honored their gods with beautiful and intricate drawings, costumes, and carvings. In their cultures, art was largely a form of religious expression, and it was through art and ceremonies that the Mesoamericans showed their gratitude and paid tribute to their deities. In the design of the 2013 Compass Rose Geocoin, we have not only captured exquisite pieces of Mesoamerican art, but small pieces of their culture as well. Five of their important gods are brilliantly featured. This coin is designed to display an overview of a lot of historical information, but not to be an exact duplication. While we could not fit all aspects of the original compass rose and map into such a small area, we did provide as many aspects as we could, with some modifications, to make the design work overall for what it is intended to represent. The front consists of the five gods (listed above) as the cardinal directions and Earth. Each is placed in the positions that they represent. Dots are used in the ordinal directions to symbolize the 260 day calendar. The hatch mark designs in the center of the ordinal directions represent the plants that were staples in the Mesoamerican culture. The backside is focused on the outer ring of the Aztec calendar. We included a Swarovski gemstone set in the middle surrounded by a compass rose and a raised metal area. The blank metal area reflects the vast amount of lost Mesoamerican cities and cultures that are buried under the thick jungles of Mexico which are yet to be discovered - geographical areas that are still untouched from discovery (hidden gems so to speak).


Icon-Nummer Icon Auflage Bild Front/Back Version Edition-Name Edition Designer/Shop Veröffentlicht
06716 6716.gif K.A. Compass-Rose-gld-grn-500-xipe-500x500.jpg polished Gold /
polished Nickel
Xipe-Totec RE 2013
06716 6716.gif K.A. Compass-Rose-nic-gld-500-quetz-500x500.jpg polished Nickel / polished Gold Quetzalcoatl RE 2013
06716 6716.gif K.A. Compass-Rose-brz-500-texcat-500x500.jpg Antique Bronze Tezcatlipoca RE 2013
06716 6716.gif K.A. Compass-Rose-whte-asil-500-ehec-500x500.jpg Antique Silver Ehecatl RE 2013
06717 6717.gif K.A. Compass-Rose-blk-nic-500-huitz-500x500.jpg Black Nickel /
polished Nickel
Huitzilopochtli LE 2013