If there is one season of the year that brings out the best in mankind, it’s Christmas. The holiday period that stretches from Thanksgiving to Christmas each year sees family and friends come together to celebrate the blessings and joy they bring to one another, while societies as a whole see a boost a volunteering and charitable giving. Right now, you can spread some Christmas joy of your own with the 1 oz Silver Christmas Joy Round, available for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a plastic flip and tubes of 20!
- One of the silver products from SilverTowne’s 2017 Christmas range!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse depicts Santa with one of his reindeer.
Celebrations of Christmas joy predate the advent of Christianity and the commemoration of Christ’s birth. Ancient societies celebrated the winter solstice, typically falling on December 21st or 22nd of the modern calendar, by bringing evergreen boughs into their home as a reminder of warming seasons in the year.
This ancient celebration was fueled by the belief that the sun was a good and winter was the result of that god getting sick and weak. With the winter solstice marking the shortest day and longest night of the year, evergreen boughs were brought in to remind them of the green plants that would once again grow as the days got longer and the sun god became stronger.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Silver Christmas Joy Round you’ll find the image of Santa Claus with one of his reindeer. Santa’s persona grew from the legend of the historical Saint Nicholas, a Greek bishop of the 4th century who was a gift giver. The modern conception of Santa Claus and his reindeer came from the 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and the caricature of a portly, happy many with a white beard, red coat, fur collar and cuffs.
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