The holidays are here. Somewhere, Bing Crosby is crooning “Silver Bells” on a stereo. In kitchens, families decorate sugar cookies with silver icing and sprinkles. Silver ornaments hang on Christmas trees. People are polishing their silver, getting ready for their holiday feast. But those aren’t the only ways silver is synonymous with the holiday season. In the last twenty years, silver rounds and coins have become somewhat of a holiday tradition for coin enthusiasts. These are the seven most sensational holiday silver bullion rounds and coins.
2011 8g 50 Pence Isle of Man Silver Father Christmas
Jolly St. Nick is honored with a stunning colored portrait on the obverse side of this coin. In his signature red hat and suit, Santa has a present in one hand, while his other holds the bag of gifts slung over his shoulder. The artwork is playful, and brings to mind holidays from years past.
2013 1oz Canadian Silver $20 Swarovski Crystal Holiday Wreath
When it comes to holiday coins, Canada and Australia are the frontrunners, hands down. One of the most dazzling examples of a holiday coin is this Swarovski Crystal–adorned silver coin. Five colored crystals are placed evenly along an evergreen wreath. The design conjures images of dazzling holiday lights, and smells of evergreen trees.
2014 ½oz Australian Silver Santa Claus and His Reindeer
Santa’s got his sleigh stuffed full of toys, and he’s ready to take flight. He calls to his reindeer, “ Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid, On Donder, and Blitzen! ….On Rudolph!” And off into the night sky they fly, ready to bring joy to boys and girls all over the world. You won’t be able to help thinking of that nostalgic scene when gazing upon this Australian bullion coin. The colored coin features snowy rooftops with a huge, bright moon above. A silhouette against the moon reveals Santa and his reindeer flying in the sky.
2014 1oz Canadian Silver Snowman
Perhaps the reason Canada has so many beloved holiday coins is because they have an abundance of snow! Nothing makes a holiday season more magical than a white blanket of fluffy white stuff covering the outdoors. This coin depicts the holiday season perfectly. A snowy scene complete with a snowman, a Christmas tree, and some gorgeous renderings of snowflakes make this coin a cold stunner.
2008 8g 50 Pence Isle of Man Silver Four Birds of Christmas
The Isle of Man began a 12 Days of Christmas coin series in 2005. The most popular in the series thus far is definitely the Four Birds of Christmas. Four different exotic-looking breeds of birds can be seen on the obverse side of this coin. This classically designed coin makes for a perfect portrayal of the famous Christmas carol.
2012 1oz Australian Silver Christmas Locket
This stunning silver coin features lovely, simple snowflake designs. But it’s not the snowflakes that make this coin so spectacular. The locket in the coin’s name refers to a pouch in the coin that contains several colorful semiprecious gemstones.
1996 1oz Silver Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
This silver round is unique in a number of ways. It’s the only item from the U.S., and also the only unofficial coin on the list. Because it was produced at a private mint instead of an official U.S. mint, it’s not associated with a denomination. Additionally this silver round was made over ten years before any of the other coins listed. But it’s listed nonetheless, because it’s fantastic. The round features the beloved Rudolph on the obverse side, and the eternal holiday message of “Peace on Earth” on the reverse.
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