Memento Mori is a Latin phrase dating back to classical times. Used prominently by philosophers and theologians, the phrase is meant to remind us that in the end, we all face mortality. This valuable reminder is the inspiration behind these remarkable silvers from Intaglio Mint. Struck in .999 pure silver, they feature an artistic skull design surrounded by symbols of our ultimate fate. Right now, 2023 1 oz Memento Mori Silver Rounds are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a plastic flip or a tube of 20!
- Features a classic Memento Mori symbol!
- Consists of 1 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- The obverse contains a skull motif.
- On the reverse side is the Intaglio Mint logo.
All 2023 1 oz Memento Mori Rounds in this online listing will arrive in protective packaging. When you purchase an individual round, it will ship in a plastic flip. But for multiples of 20, we use plastic tubes for shipping. These rounds were struck at Intaglio Mint and mark the first time the mint has included the year of release in the design. They will arrive to you in new condition.
On the obverse of 2023 Memento Mori Silver Rounds, there is a spectacular skull design. The skull is shown in the center of the field and is surrounded by decorative imagery related to Memento Mori. This includes an hourglass, a snail and flower, an extinguished candle, and a smaller crowned skull with the wings of good and evil. In large lettering, an inscription along the edge reads Memento Mori.
The reverse side of these 1 oz Memento Mori Silver Rounds features the Intaglio Mint logo. Here, you will find a stylized Roman column in the shape of an I. A decorative backdrop and beaded edge pattern round out the design. The reverse also contains inscriptions of the coin’s hallmarks, including the 2023 year of release.
While the skull is the most famous symbol of Memento Mori, other physical artifacts such as the coffin, candlestick, and dying flowers are also popular representations of the theme. The Grim Reaper with its menacing scythe is also a widely-known reminder that death awaits us all. This theme is further expressed in great works of art, such as the painting Vanitas, by Philippe de Champaigne and the poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, by Thomas Gray.
If you have inquiries about these silver rounds, please feel free to contact JM Bullion. Our customer service team is available at 800-276-6508, online through our live chat, and using our email address.