As humans constantly seek to live a better life and extend the potential of the human lifetime, there is an equal obsession with death. No matter what we do to extend our lives, death is always waiting just around the corner. Right now, 1 oz Copper Memento Mori Rounds are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in protective flips, acrylic tubes of 20, or boxes of 500 rounds!
- Copper release in the Memento Mori Series!
- Issued by the Anonymous Mint!
- Consists of One AVDP ounce of .999 fine copper.
- The obverse depicts a skeleton.
- On the reverse is the Anonymous Mint logo.
Each of the 1 oz Copper Memento Mori Rounds in this product listing comes to you all-new from the Anonymous Mint. The rounds are packaged individually in protective flips. Multiples of 20 rounds arrive in acrylic tubes. Multiples of 500 rounds ship in a box with 25 tubes of 20 rounds each.
The phrase memento mori originates in Latin and is credited to the era of the Roman Empire. It is said that a successful Roman general returning to a parade in Rome was quietly reminded by a slave that even his great power and success would eventual succumb to the will of death. From the Medieval Era until the Victorian Era, funeral art with images of skulls and reaping blades were common as a reminder that we are all mortal, no matter how rich and successful.
The obverse of 1 oz Copper Memento Mori Rounds features the image of a skeleton. This laughing skeleton figure is shown in the center of the design element with skulls and reaping blades around the rim of the design field. There are also hourglasses on the rim of the design field, a reminder that time is fleeting and runs out on all of us.
On the reverse side of Copper Memento Mori Rounds is a depiction of the Anonymous Mint logo. In this design, the owl is set in front-facing relief with a crown atop its head with 13 stars overhead. The owl clutches arrows in its talons and the name of the mint is featured at the bottom. In the Medieval Period in Europe, owls were believed by some to be priestesses or wizards that took on the form of the bird.
These copper rounds of the Memento Mori Series were designed by Julie Lindquist, the lead coin designer for the Anonymous Mint. The design was previously issued to collectors as a limited-issue antique silver round.
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