Gargoyles are fantastical, horrific beasts that have been a part of human civilization for thousands of years. Initially believed to have originated during the Medieval Period in world history, modern finds suggest that the Ancient Egyptians are actually responsible for the first use of gargoyles in building designs. Provident Metals now offers the Type III design in the collection with the 2 oz Silver Gargoyle Round available for online purchasing.
When you purchase the 2 oz Silver Gargoyle Round Type III from Provident Metals, the item you receive comes with either an individual protective plastic flip or a tube of 10 silver rounds. Each individual silver round is offered in brand-new condition courtesy of the mint and features a reeded edge.
One of the two decorative gargoyles affixed to the exterior of Eastern State Penitentiary is depicted on the obverse of the 2 oz Silver Gargoyle Round. This design is based on the images of Frank and Carson, matching 300-lb gargoyles. These beasts are hung from the exterior of the penitentiary each year during the Halloween season as part of the Terror Behind the Walls festival that helps raise funds for the preservation and restoration of the site. These gargoyles may be decorative in nature just for the season, but each is nonetheless menacing. The gargoyle has a snarling face with pointed ears and horns on its head. Its under bite exposes sharp teeth as it glares down at all who enter. Its ankles are bound by cuffs with chains hanging down.
The common Gothic design theme from the reverse of all rounds in this series features again on the reverse of the 2 oz Silver Gargoyle Type III Round. This design includes a Gothic window-frame design around the edge of the design field, with Gargoyles of the World inscribed in the center. The letter O in gargoyles stands out as larger than the others and is topped by a small gargoyle.
Eastern State Penitentiary is Americas oldest standing prison. Originally conceived of by Philadelphia city leaders in a 1787 meeting at the home of Benjamin Franklin, the site wasnt completed until 1829. When it was built, it was the largest and most expensive public structure in the country. The neo-Gothic prison was designed after insane asylums in 18th-century Britain and Ireland and operated from 1829 to 1971.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||39 mm|
|Metal Content||2 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $99 Ship Free|