The Aztec Empire of Mexico was famous for its gold. Huitzilopochtli or Tonatiuh, who was their sun god was also known as Xiuhpilli (“Turquoise Prince”) and Totec (“Our Lord”). Gold and the sun are tightly connected in many cultures because they are both bright yellow. The Aztecs used gold for religious artefacts, as well as to decorate clothing and other household items.
Mexican Gold coins are credited with playing a large role in today's current use of Gold. In 1535, the first Mexican Mint Gold coins were created and have been circulated around the world ever since. The price of Mexican Gold coins and other Gold-based items is determined by many factors, including the collectibility of the coin, current world events, supply and demand, market speculation, the buying power of large entities, and world currency values.