A Calavera, or sugar skull, is one of the central pieces of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and among those of Mexican heritage. These skulls are not meant to be macabre, but rather, are used to help celebrate the lives of those who have been lost and often adorn the graves of those loved ones during Day of the Dead celebrations. Today, 2 oz Silver Monarch Day of the Dead Marigold Skulls are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in protective plastic sleeves!
- Unique marigold design!
- Beautiful toning!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse offers a 3D skull with intricate, Aztec marigold details.
- Reverse includes inscriptions of the weight, purity, and metal content.
The Day of the Dead celebration is rooted in indigenous cultures in what is now central and southern Mexico. The modern version of the holiday represents the 16th-century arrival of Spanish Conquistadors and the Catholic religion in Central America. Today’s Day of the Dead celebrations last three days that coincide with All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day on the Western Christian calendar. Each year from October 31st to November 2nd, people gather to celebrate those who have departed.
All of the 2 oz Silver Monarch Day of the Dead Marigold Skulls in this listing are in brand-new condition and come to you in protective plastic sleeves. These skulls have distinctive toning that helps to highlight the intricate design elements on the obverse. That toning can vary from one production batch to the next, resulting in the potential for you to receive skulls that have various colorizations. These can range from rainbow coloring to rose gold in appearance.
Obverse imagery on the 2 oz Silver Monarch Day of the Dead Marigold Skulls includes a 3D field with the typical visualizations of a human skull. The mouth is full of teeth and looks as though it is smiling, while the eye sockets and nasal cavity are all empty. The design elements on the skull that give it an intricate, detailed appearance, feature Aztec marigolds, flowers that are common to Central America.
Reverse designs for the 2 oz Silver Monarch Day of the Dead Marigold Skulls offer a flat field with hand-stamped inscriptions. Those inscriptions include only the weight, purity, and metal content, with the Monarch Precious Metals mint mark included as well.
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