Today I want to share with you some Silver I bought for my kids. I guess they aren’t really kids with the youngest being 18. Someday I hope to make stackers out of them.
This is a group of investment silver that I haven’t talked about yet. It’s not generic or numismatic silver. These pieces do have a much higher premium than your typical silver. These are hand poured silver pieces. Most all hand poured pieces command a high premium. Let’s take a look at these.
Sugar Skulls from Monarch Mint
These skulls are inspired by the sugar skulls used in the celebration of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Each one contains two ounces of .999 fine silver or 62.2 grams. Each skull comes with a rainbow and being hand poured, no two are the same. On Apmex they have 5 different styles to select from. Each on is around $45 USD unless paying in Bitcoin, then it’s slightly cheaper. Here is the description from the website:
The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
The holiday is sometimes called Día de los Muertos in Anglophone countries, a back-translation of its original name, Día de Muertos. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. Gradually, it was associated with October 31, November 1, and November 2 to coincide with the Western Christianity triduum of Allhallowtide: All Saints’ Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using calaveras, aztec marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves.
Sugar Skull Rose
Sugar Skull Marigold
Sugar Skull All Seeing Eye
I don’t know if I’ll be back on here before Christmas. I hope each of you get to spend quality time with your family, eat some great food and get everything you wish for.
Merry Christmas Trybe!!!