There are many sights and sounds that are familiar to the millions of people around the globe that celebrate Christmas each year. You might wish those you pass a “Merry Christmas,” or have friends and family over for an evening spent together around the fireplace eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. Now you can get both of these Christmas traditions on one silver round. Today, the 1 oz Colorized Silver Merry Christmas Fireplace Round is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective capsules and velvet pouch!
- One of the colorized Christmas silver rounds available for sale!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse includes the colorized design of a warm, welcoming fireplace.
- Reverse features simple engravings of the weight, purity, and metal content.
The tradition of hanging stockings around the fireplace at Christmas is relatively new, but when viewed in the context of greater Christmas traditions involving Santa Claus the connection goes back further than one might realize. The modern concept of Santa Claus is built upon the tradition of Saint Nicholas, a 4th century bishop.
As the tale goes, Saint Nicholas was a well-known gift giver and there was one man in desperate need of help. Without a dowry for his daughters and hoping to avoid selling them to protect them from a destitute life after his death, he was gifted gold from Saint Nicholas to offer as dowry with his daughters. Legends say that Saint Nicholas threw gold bags into the man’s home one night, with one of them landing in a stocking hanging to dry.
From there the concept of stockings hung by the mantle, as depicted on the 1 oz Colorized Silver Merry Christmas Fireplace Round exploded. Over the generations, the tale evolved into children in poorer families hanging their stockings in hopes of receiving even the tiniest trinket, while modern children receive nice gifts in their stockings.
The 1 oz Colorized Silver Merry Christmas Fireplace Round is, in itself, a gift to any numismatist. The rounds ship in protective plastic capsules that feature a loop at the top which allows ribbon to be strung through so the round can hang from the tree at Christmas.
On the obverse of the Silver Merry Christmas Fireplace Round is the scene of a warm Christmas fire. The mantle is decorated in stockings, a bustling fire burns within, and the top is decorated in garland and ribbon. The entire scene comes to life with colors of white, green, red, and other festive colors. The reverse of the rounds features engravings only of the weight, purity, and metal content of the rounds.
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