One of the most popular annual releases during the holiday season is the Golden State Mint (GSM) Merry Christmas Round. This beautiful depiction of Santa Claus is offered in 1 oz silver and 1 oz copper each year as a great stocking stuffer for the season. Now, 2023 1 oz GSM Merry Christmas Santa Silver Rounds are available for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Rounds arrive in individual flips or plastic tubes of 20!
- Back for 2023!
- Proof specimens!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- On the obverse is Santa Claus.
- The reverse features snowflakes with the date and GSM initials.
The greeting “Merry Christmas” has a rich history that has evolved over many centuries. Its origins can be traced back to various traditions and linguistic influences. The phrase “Merry Christmas” finds its roots in Old English. In Old English, the word “merry” meant “pleasant,” “delightful,” or “joyful.” The word “Cristesmæsse” was used to refer to the Christian festival of the birth of Jesus Christ. This term gradually evolved into “Christes-messe” and eventually became “Christmas.”
The origins of Santa Claus can be traced back to Saint Nicholas, a Christian bishop who lived in the 4th century in what is now modern-day Turkey. Saint Nicholas was known for his generosity and kindness, and he became the patron saint of children and sailors. His feast day was celebrated on December 6th, and he was often associated with gift-giving.
On the obverse of the 2023 GSM Merry Christmas Santa Silver Round, you will find an image of Santa Claus. Here, Jolly Old Saint Nick is shown in right-profile relief with his bushy beard, rosy cheeks, and a smile on his face.
The reverse side of 2023 1 oz GSM Santa Silver Round comes with a depiction of a banner at the center bearing the 2023 date mark. The round includes snowflakes throughout the design field, as well as the identifying hallmarks of the round.
These 2023 1 oz GSM Merry Christmas Santa Silver Rounds are available to purchase individually in flips. Multiples ship in plastic tubes of 20 rounds. All the rounds have proof-like visuals that include frosted designs and lettering with mirrored fields.
JM Bullion customer service can help you buy silver at 800-276-6508. We are also available to you online through our web chat and email address features.