The Gargoyles of the World collection is an exclusive series of 2 oz silver rounds from the Intaglio Mint. The designs in this collection offer fresh obverse designs of famed gargoyles from around the world, while each round shares the same reverse design element common to the collection. Right now, the 2 oz Gargoyle Silver Round Type III is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual flip or a tube of 10 rounds!
- 3rd issue from the Gargoyles of the World collection!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- The obverse features one of two gargoyles mounted to the exterior of Eastern State Penitentiary.
- On the reverse is the Gargoyles of the World design theme.
Each individual 2 oz Gargoyle Silver Round in this product listing comes to you in brand-new condition courtesy of the Intaglio Mint. The silver rounds of this series are available to ship individually inside of plastic flips or in tubes of 10 rounds each. The Type III design release is the first to feature what can realistically be called a “fake” gargoyle.
Eastern State Penitentiary, where the gargoyle featured in this design resides, is a historic landmark in the United States. Completed in 1829, the building was the largest and most expensive public structure in the United States. It was designed by British architect John Haviland who was inspired by the neo-Gothic prisons and asylums of 18th-century Britain and Ireland.
The obverse face of the 2 oz Gargoyle Silver Round includes the image of a gruesome-looking gargoyle staring down at the viewer. Its clawed feet clutch the edge of the structure as chains dangle from its ankles and it snarls down upon you. The words “Eastern State Penitentiary” are inscribed above the gargoyle.
Located in Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary closed its doors to prisoners in 1971. As of 1991, it is the host of an annual “Terror Behind the Walls” festival during the Halloween season. It is then that this gargoyle and a duplicate, fondly known as Frank and Carson, are hoisted onto the outer façade of the structure for the fundraising event to support restoration and preservation efforts at the structure.
On the reverse side of each 2 oz Gargoyle Silver Round, you will find the common design element of the series. The Gothic window-frame design encircles the design field with “Gargoyles of the World” inscribed in the center. There is also a small gargoyle perched at the apex of the “O” in gargoyles.
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