This is the first release in the "Gargoyles and Grotesques" series. Each coin features an artistic interpretation of an actual gargoyle with the actual building it is found on in the background. This gargoyle is found on the Washington National Cathedral.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in a box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Total mintage of the design is 999 but the mintage of the proof is just 200 and the antique finish is 799.
- Obverse: Features the coat of arms of the Republic of Chad.
- Reverse: Features the gargoyle called DECAY with the Washington National Cathedral in the background. Decay is one of 112 gargoyles the adorn the National Cathedral. Decay is widely considered the scariest gargoyle on the Cathedral.
- Sovereign coin backed by the government of Chad.
This Silver coin will be a hit with collectors of Silver coins or fans of gargoyles and grotesques. Add this 1 oz Silver Gargoyle Decay coin to your cart today!
“What is the meaning of these unclean monkeys, these savage lions and monstrous creatures?”, St Bernard, 12th Century. In architecture a gargoyle is a stone carving of a fantastic or mythical figure used for decorative purposes and are found on structures all over the world. They serve a dual purpose, to protect the building from dark forces as well as divert rain from the building as they are fitted with an elaborate downspout. Grotesques are architectural creatures like a gargoyle but do not have a functioning drainage capability. Gargoyles and grotesques date back to ancient times but were popularized in 12th century Medieval times in Europe.
The Washington National Cathedral is a cathedral of the Episcopal church located in Washington D.C. The Cathedral took 83 years to build and was finally completed in 1990. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.