Aside from birthday and anniversaries, the holiday season is the biggest gift-giving period of the year. The holidays are a time to celebrate those you love and show them a small sign of your love with thoughtful gifts. For the precious metals enthusiast in your family or friend group, Christmas- and holiday-themed silver make the perfect gift. Like most collectible silver pieces, you will find a wide range of designs available. The 2020 range of holiday silver available at Provident Metals offers returning favorites, bullion coins with special packaging, and impressive new designs debuting in 2020. Read on to learn more about each of the available options.
Returning Designs – Colorized Silver Rounds
In recent years, Provident Metals’ shoppers will have noticed that we carried 1 oz silver colorized rounds. These silver rounds contain 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver with a shared reverse design and distinctive, colorized obverse designs. Two of these designs offer simple elements with a seasonal greeting, while the other two offer common Christmas visuals. Each of these colorized silver rounds has a simple, common reverse with a blank field and inscriptions of “One Ounce” and “.999 Fine Silver” in the design field. The obverse designs, however, offer the variety that makes each one unique:
- Nutcracker: Nutcrackers are ubiquitous decor during the holiday season. Originating in Germany, nutcrackers originally served the sole purpose of actually cracking nuts. Now, nutcrackers have become a popular decor element with a wide range of designs. The colorized field of this round features a toy soldier nutcracker next to a ballerina.
- Happy Holidays: A white wreath with pops of green and red greet the eye on the obverse of the Happy Holidays round. You will find a seasonal greeting of “Happy Holidays” inside of the wreath. The color in the wreath comes from the holly leaves and berries of green and red.
- Jesus in the Manger: Capturing the moment of Christ’s birth, the Jesus in the Manger design is unique in its white-out, silhouette visuals in the foreground capturing the scene in the barn when Christ was born, while the background field is a brilliant night sky of purple, black, and blue.
- Season’s Greetings: Another holiday greeting, this simple design features reindeer with an inscription of “Season’s Greetings” in the design element.
Each one of these beautiful silver rounds not only features colorized visuals, but each one also comes with a one-of-a-kind protective plastic capsule. The rounds are housed in capsules that feature a loop at the top through which you can run a hook, string, or ribbon (not included with purchase) to display these silver rounds in your tree during the holiday season. Each round and its capsule comes with a red or blue velvet pouch for shipping.
New Designs – Silver Bars and Rounds
While Provident Metals has some fan-favorites back in stock for 2020, there are also new designs to choose from courtesy of SilverTowne. The new range of 2020 holiday designs includes two silver bars and three silver rounds, each one with a distinctive design element that is different from the other. None of these products has a colorized field, but you will find intricate and detailed design elements.
The reverse side of the silver bars in the range of new designs comes with a blank central field. The design elements are arranged horizontally on this field with the blank center, left as such to accommodate custom minting requests, and features ornamental wreaths on either side. The weight, purity, and metal content are also available on this, inscribed as “One Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver. The specific bar designs include:
- Merry Christmas Bar: The Merry Christmas bar features the image of Santa Claus on the obverse field. Santa is depicted in his traditional garb with his right hand raised to wave hello. The sack over his shoulder carries a number of gifts for young boys and girls, including musical instruments and stuffed animal toys. At his feet, there are some wrapped gifts and even a puppy with a bow on its collar.
- Star to Bethlehem Bar: On the night of Christ’s birth more than 2,000 years ago, a bright star shone in the sky overhead to guide all those in view to the city of Bethlehem. It is this star that, historically speaking, resulted in the Magi coming to Bethlehem with gifts to greet the birth of the newborn King of the Jews. The design shows two shepherds guarding over their flock at night as the Star of Bethlehem twinkles overhead of the humble city.
For the reverse side of the new silver rounds available from SilverTowne, once again a common reverse element is featured. Like the silver bars, the central field of the silver round is blank with a beaded border. Within the lower rim of this blank field is an inscription of “One Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver.” The outermost rim of the design field includes “Best Wishes For Peace And Joy This Holiday Season” along the top and “2020” flanked by reindeer along the bottom. The specific reverse designs on these silver rounds include:
- Merry Christmas Santa: In this playful design, Santa Claus is depicted standing alongside a seated dog and cat with his iconic wardrobe on. Santa boasts his winter cap, thick coat, and fuzzy pants tucked into his boots. In his left hand, the American flag flutters on a short flagpole. There is an inscription on this face of “Merry Christmas 2020.”
- Merry Christmas Snowman: This beautiful design depicts two common holiday figures decorating a pine tree as the snow gently falls around them. This includes a snowman wearing a brimmed hat and scarf. The snowman is feeding a beaded string around the tree to decorate with the help of a small teddy bear. There is an inscription of “Merry Christmas” and “2020” on this side.
- Christmas Village: The quaint scene that plays out on this side of the silver round features a small village as it prepares to celebrate Christmas. The snow-covered village has a church at the heart of town with a large pine tree in the town square decorated for the holiday. As a man drags a tree through town to his home and skaters enjoy the frozen pond in the background, a group of carolers gathers in the foreground to celebrate the holiday season together.
Colorized Bullion Coin – 2021 Somalia Elephant
A new release available to holiday silver shoppers this year is a special colorized version of the 2021 Somalia Elephant coin. The 2021 Colorized Somalia Christmas Elephant 1 oz Silver Coin is a unique piece with distinctive colorization and packaging. In this special release, the reverse design field has added colorization details that create a Christmas scene on the African savanna. The elephant is wearing a red-and-white Santa cap while clutching a candy cane in its trunk. The green tree branches overhead offer a sign of spring life, but snow falls in the background field as the silhouette of Santa and his reindeer-driven sleigh pass in front of the moon. One final unique element of this release is the packaging. Each coin is packaged inside of its own snowglobe with the reverse design on display.
The Perfect Gift
The holiday silver offered by Provident Metals is great for decorating your own home, decorating your own tree, or giving away as gifts to children and other silver lovers. Whether you are wrapping these up or stuffing them away in stockings, these holiday silver items will put smiles on anyone’s face this holiday season.
Gift Giving Made Easy with Holiday Silver at Provident Metals
Keep in mind that Provident Metals offers these designs only for a limited time. Once these designs are sold out, you won’t find them again in time for the 2020 holiday season. Please feel free to reach out to Provident Metals’ customer service with questions at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly with those inquiries. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook for the chance to win precious metals in our spot price contests and read our weekly blog posts for insight on new and upcoming designs.