The silver for sale in the new Gargoyles of the World Series from Intaglio Mint combines changing obverse designs with a common reverse design that makes for the perfect collection. Gargoyles have persisted throughout the ages in world architecture appearing on ancient Egyptian and Greek temples, as well as the Tower of London in England and Duke University in the United States. Today, 2 oz Gargoyle Silver Rounds with the Type II design are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you inside of protective plastic flips or mint tubes of 10 rounds!
- 2nd design issued in the Gargoyles of the World Series!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse features another of Notre Dames gargoyles looking out over the Paris cityscape.
- The reverse side has the common design theme for the collection inspired by gothic stained glass window frames.
While most people trace the roots of gargoyles in architecture to the Medieval period in Europe when they began to prominently appear on churches and cathedrals, their origins date back much further. Gargoyles were previously used for functional design purposes on Egyptian and Greek temples in the ancient era, with the mouths of the beasts offering a spout to help water flow off of the roof of structures.
All of the 2 oz Gargoyle Silver Rounds in this listing have the Type II design for the series. They are available to you for purchase inside of protective plastic flips or in bulk inside of mint tubes that hold up to 10 individual rounds. Gargoyles of the World releases are available from Intaglio Mint only in 2 oz silver and come with Brilliant Uncirculated or antique versions.
On the obverse side of the 2 oz Gargoyle Silver Round Type II is a depiction of another of the famous gargoyles perched on the exterior faade of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. This beast sits perched with its chin on its hands and its tongue sticking out slightly as it looks out over the dense cityscape of Paris, France.
Gargoyles were commonly used in the architecture of Catholic churches and cathedrals for functional, aesthetic, and spiritual purposes. Many of the gargoyles were integrated into the design in the same manner as ancient Egyptian and Greek examples, while also offering aesthetic beauty in the era of gothic architecture. However, it was also believed the hideous creatures would serve the purpose of warding off evil spirits from these holy houses of worship.
The reverse face of 2 oz Gargoyle Silver Rounds includes the phrase Gargoyles of the World in the center with a background design element inspired by the stained glass windows often used in gothic architecture. On the O in Gargoyles, youll notice there is one of the namesake beasts perched at the top.
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