When the Halloween season rolls around each year, there are a number of symbols and customs that show up in festivals and celebrations. One of the most common items you will find at Halloween is the pumpkin. Clustered together to make festive displays or carved up for fun and frightening décor, pumpkins are a central piece of modern Halloween celebrations. Today, 1 oz SilverTowne Happy Halloween Pumpkin Silver Rounds are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you inside of individual flips, mint tubes of 20, or boxes of 500 rounds!
- Special Halloween issue!
- Friendly Jack-o-Lantern design!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Carved pumpkin featured on the obverse field.
- Blank reverse side of the round.
The festival celebration of Halloween is rooted in pagan holidays that were celebrated most commonly in Celtic-speaking and Gaelic cultures. Though there are many pagan traditions from Western civilization that closely match the modern, Christianized version of Halloween, most trace Halloween to the specific Celtic festival of Samhain. The festival was celebrated over the course of two days from October 31st to November 1st each year and its name in Old Irish translates as “summer’s end.” The festival celebrated the beginning of the darker half of the year, winter, when daylight is shorter than darkness.
All of the 1 oz SilverTowne Happy Halloween Pumpkin Silver Rounds available to you in this JM Bullion listing come in brand-new condition. The rounds are packaged individually inside of protective flips, with mint tubes available for multiples of 20 rounds and boxes available for multiples of 500 silver rounds.
A carved pumpkin is featured in the obverse design field of the 1 oz SilverTowne Happy Halloween Pumpkin Silver Round. The pumpkin’s association with Halloween stems, as some believe, from the Christianized version of the festival in the early Church. It is said that many would abstain from eating meat on All Hallows’ Eve, instead opting for root vegetables and other vegetarian foods on this vigil day. Carving up pumpkins into Jack-o-Lanterns as part of Halloween is older than many may assume. The first use of the term appeared in 1660s England, with the Irish again credited with making these figures at Halloween time starting in the 19th century.
There is a blank field on the reverse side of these 1 oz SilverTowne Happy Halloween Pumpkin Silver Rounds. SilverTowne issues the rounds with a blank field to allow for custom engraving when purchasing directly from the mint. These rounds are left blank, but do feature an ornate border with inscriptions of the weight, purity, and metal content.
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