Central and South American cultures celebrate the Halloween season with the Day of the Dead, known originally as Dia de Muertos. Rather than a time to frighten and haunt dressed as ghouls, devils, and spirits, the Day of the Dead is more of a cultural remembrance of family members who have gone on to the next life. Right now, the 2 oz Silver Monarch Day of the Dead Rose Skull is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in protective plastic.
- One-of-a-kind Rose antique finish!
- Some skulls will have rainbow toning effect, while others will have more of a black and gray coloring.
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Features the obverse image of the calavera, a decorative sugar skull.
- Engravings of the mint name and identifying features on the reverse.
- Refined by Monarch Precious Metals.
Each of these 2 oz Silver Monarch Day of the Dead Rose Skulls available at Silver.com ships to you in protective plastic to ensure quality delivery of your silver bar. Further, these bars are unlike anything else you’ll find as they boast a hand-painted antique polish known as “rose antique,” which brings darker tones to the antique visuals.
When the Day of the Dead was first celebrated by ancient cultures in Central and South America, the festival was held during the early summer months. It wasn’t until the Spanish Christians colonized the region that they brought with them All Saints and All Souls’ Day celebrations that took place at the end of October and early November that the change was made.
Today, the Day of the Dead is a time to honor the lives lost in a family. Members of a family with gather for the day to spend time together in remembrance of those they’ve lost. Traditional activities include a family meal, one that often includes the favorite dishes of the deceased, and even a gathering at the loved ones grave to decorate it and leave behind trinkets. Among them you’ll often find the calavera.
Your 2 oz Silver Monarch Day of the Dead Rose Skull is an accurate representation of one design style of the calavera, which is better known as the sugar skull. Used during the decoration of the grave, the calavera is a human skull that is brightly and ornately decorated and is often made from edible sugar.
The reverse side of all silver bars for sale in this listing have the engraving of the mint name, weight, purity, and metal content of the bar. The mint logo for Monarch Precious Metals forms the shape of a crown and uses the letters “MPM” to create that illusion.
Monarch Precious Metals opened in the Rogue Valley of Oregon in 2008 to meet the rising demand for silver and gold bullion. All bars and rounds from the mint are hand-poured and hand-engraved.
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