Day of the Dead may have an ominous sounding name, but don’t let its celebration on October 31st in the United States fool you. Though the Day of the Dead falls on the same day in North America as Halloween, it has nothing to do with frightening people as ghouls and ghosts. Celebrate those who have gone before with the new 2 oz Monarch Silver Day of the Dead Rose Skull, available online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic.
- Celebrate the Day of the Dead!
- Antique finish!
- Some skulls will have rainbow toning effect, while others will have more of a black and gray coloring.
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse features the images of a human skull based upon the sugar skull design.
- Reverse has engravings of the identifying markers.
- Produced by Monarch Precious Metals.
Originally known as Dia de Muertos in Spanish, the celebration of the Day of the Dead is not one of fright and horror, but rather honor and life. Central and South American cultures honor the lives of those who have already died by holding large family gatherings, complete with a festive meal. At the end of the day, they gather by the gravesite of their lost loved one to commemorate their life with song and dance.
It is custom on Dia de los Muertos to ornately decorate the graves of the ones who have gone before. Among the most common features used is the so-called sugar skull, or calavera. These representations of the human skull are referred to as a sugar skull because they are often made of edible sugar and used during the Dia de los Muertos festivities.
For this unique 2 oz Monarch Silver Day of the Dead Rose Skull, Monarch Precious Metals has gone all out in its design and finish. The skulls accurately reflect the appearance of common sugar skulls, and even have a distinct dark tone to the antique polish. Reflecting a rose hue, the antique rose polish is hand-painted onto each of these silver bars to give your piece true uniqueness.
On the obverse is the human skull design referred to as the calavera. It reflects a lively looking human skull with alert, bright eyes. The rose antiquing provides added enhancement to the design features of the bar while giving it an ancient appearance.
The reverse of the 2 oz Monarch Silver Day of the Dead Rose Skull has all the necessary engravings. The Monarch Precious Metals logo of “MPM” in the shape of a crown is featured along with the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar.
Monarch Precious Metals is a private refining operation in Oregon. Opened in 2008 in the Rogue Valley, all Monarch products are hand-poured and hand-stamped for individuality. The products of Monarch have a minimum fineness of .999 silver or gold.
We encourage JM Bullion customers to contact us with questions. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email.