Posted on October 15, 2020
Halloween is one of the most festive periods on the calendar each year. While 2020 has been a difficult year to get through, collectors can still turn to themed silver bullion for a small way to mark the changing seasons and celebrate festivals such as Halloween. In recent years, Halloween-themed silver has become popular with investors as private mints conjure up new depictions of witches, ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and Jack-o-Lanterns to celebrate the season. JM Bullion now has a new range of Halloween silver bars and rounds available to collectors, but supplies won’t last forever. Read on to find out more about our latest Halloween silver.
JM Bullion’s 2020 range of Halloween silver includes two different silver round options. Both of the silver rounds come in brand-new condition from the mint with the rounds packaged in one of three ways. Individual rounds are in plastic flips, multiples of 20 are in acrylic tubes, and multiples of 500 are in boxes. The designs include a Happy Halloween Pumpkin and a Happy Halloween Witch round.
On the obverse of the SilverTowne Happy Halloween Pumpkin Silver Round is a depiction of a Jack-o-Lantern. One of the most enjoyable activities at Halloween is carving the pumpkin. While there is room for a lot of creativity in carving a pumpkin, most people opt to simply carve out triangle eyes and a nose with a friendly smile on its face. The design on this face of the silver round includes a happy Jack-o-Lantern with ghoulish lettering that reads “Happy Halloween.” The carving of gourds and other vegetables is deeply rooted in Celtic festivals marking the start of the darker period of the year when darkness lasted longer each day than sunshine. In fact, the Irish were the first to carve gourds and pumpkins as part of modern Halloween festivals.
The obverse face of the 1 oz Happy Halloween Witch Silver Rounds includes a view of a haunted forest with witches flying overhead. As the moon rises to dominate the night sky in the background, two witches fly through the sky on brooms above a thickly-wooded forest. There is a block-text inscription of “Happy Halloween” at the bottom. Witches are among the most popular characters for costumed revelers but have a deep history connected to cultures and religions around the world. In Western Christian cultures, witches were those who practiced dark magic and lived outside the guidance of religious teachings.
For the reverse of both of these silver rounds, you will find a blank field. SilverTowne purposely leaves the field blank to accommodate custom engraving for those customers interested in personal notes or images on this side. There are border design elements that include the weight, purity, and metal content, as well as an ornate border.
In addition to the two silver rounds, JM Bullion has two Halloween silver bars available to collectors as well. Like the silver rounds, these bars are available in individual and bulk options. Single bars ship inside of sleeves, with multiples of 20 in sealed sheets and boxes for multiples of 500 bars. The box has 25 individual 20-bar sheets.
For the obverse field of the 1 oz SilverTowne Happy Halloween Headless Horseman Silver Bar, there is a depiction of the iconic Headless Horseman. In the design, the Moon is visible in the background as a headless horseman rides through the foreground with a carved Jack-o-Lantern in his right hand. Once again, ghoulish lettering wishes the viewer a “Happy Halloween.” The legend of a headless rider dates to English, Irish, and Celtic lore, but it is an American folktale of the early 19th century that has stuck in the modern imagination. According to Washington Irving’s tale, the Headless Horseman rises from his grave on Halloween to search for his missing head. Irving notes the Headless Horseman was a Hessian soldier fighting for the British in the American Revolution who lost his head to an American cannonball and was swiftly buried, without his head, but his comrades.
The obverse of the SilverTowne Happy Halloween Witch Silver Bar offers a more friendly, festive design for the season. The design element includes an inscription of “Happy Halloween.” There is a witch’s hat resting on the “een” in Halloween, and the two Ls in “Halloween” are formed by the legs of a witch with her high-heeled buckle shoes.
Once again, a blank reverse field greets viewers on these silver bars. A festive wreath flanks the blank central field, with inscriptions of the weight, purity, and metal content of the bar included on this side.
Halloween is believed by many to be rooted in the Celtic festival of Samhain. The term Samhain is Old Irish for “summer’s end” and marked the transition from the warmer, lighter period of the year to the colder, darker period of the calendar. Over time, as Christianity gained a foothold in the British Isles, the celebrations of Samhain and All Hallows’ Eve on the Christian calendar eventually merged to form the modern festival of Halloween.
Now is your chance to get Halloween-themed silver online at JM Bullion. Each of these pieces is available on presale now, and once they’re gone they are gone for good. You can call us with questions at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and read our weekly blog posts for more information on upcoming releases. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the upcoming issue of 2020 Christmas silver!