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    1.00 troy ounce


    39 mm




    Brilliant Uncirculated


    .999 fine


    3.10 mm


    Sugar art was brought to the New World by Italian missionaries in the 17th century. The first Church mention of sugar art was from Palermo at Easter time when little sugar lambs and angels were made to adorn the side altars in the Catholic Church.

    Mexico, abundant in sugar production and too poor to buy fancy imported European church decorations, learned quickly from the friars how to make sugar art for their religious festivals. Clay molded sugar figures of angels, sheep and sugar skulls go back to the Colonial Period 18th century. Sugar skulls represented a departed soul, had the name written on the forehead and was placed on the home ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments. Sugar skulls are labor intensive and made in very small batches in the homes of sugar skull makers. These wonderful artisans are disappearing as fabricated and imported candy skulls take their place.

    • Contains 1 oz. Troy of .999 Fine Silver
    • Obverse: A three-sugar skull design with one looking to the right, one looking straight, and one looking left, with roses, vines and a snake below.
    • Reverse: Large Intaglio Mint logo surrounded by plain border reading ?ONE TROY OUNCE? above and ?.999 FINE SILVER,? flanked by stars.

    18 reviews for SUGAR SKULLS – 1 TROY OUNCE – 39MM

    1. Paul V. (verified owner)

      usMissouri, United States

      Beautiful coin.

    2. Marilyn (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Luv these Sugar Skulls!

    3. brian k. (verified owner)

      usNew York, United States

      love these coins

    4. Dean (verified owner)

      usUnited States

    5. Anonymous (verified owner)

      usVirginia, United States

    6. Robert Weinberger (verified owner)

      works well with my collections

    7. Mark (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Nice detail!!!!!

    8. mary ann s. (verified owner)

      usCalifornia, United States

    9. Todd (verified owner)

      usOklahoma, United States

    10. Zack Resetar (verified owner)

      usUnited States

    11. Chris Reiter (verified owner)

      usUnited States

      Need to order more! My wife took them all.

    12. Hartmut S. (verified owner)

      usFlorida, United States

      Very nice detail – neat piece !

    13. Dan R. (verified owner)

      usCalifornia, United States

      Very satisfied. Gorgeous rounds, nice price.

    14. Kevin Goracke (verified owner)

      usOregon, United States

    15. Anonymous (verified owner)

      Looks better on site then in person

    16. Randy Bishop (verified owner)

      Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17. Randy Bishop (verified owner)

      Great design. Very detailed.

    18. Jeff (verified owner)

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