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2024 Grim Reaper 2 oz Silver Colorized Premium Cast Bar

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Item specifics
Year of Issue:2024
Weight:2 oz
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9999
Mintage:500
Finish:Antiqued, BU, Colorized
Special Feature:Individually Numbered
Diameter:40.13 x 25.07 x 7.5 mm
Certification:Mint Certified
Packaging:Display Box

Grim Reaper, and its first piece of this series. It is a 999,9 silver bar of 2 oz with an antique finish and full colour on the main face.

For thousands of years, various cultures have had figures to represent death. One of the most common and enduring of these is the Grim Reaper—usually a skeletal figure, who is often shrouded in a dark, hooded robe and carrying a scythe to “reap” human souls. But how and when did this imagery come to be associated with death?

The Grim Reaper seems to have appeared in Europe during the 14th century. It was during this time that Europe was dealing with what was then the world’s worst pandemic, the Black Death, believed to be the result of the plague. It is estimated that about one-third of Europe’s entire population perished as a result of the pandemic, with some areas of the continent suffering far greater losses than others. The original outbreak of the plague occurred during 1347–51, and outbreaks then recurred several other times after that. So, clearly, death was something that the surviving Europeans had on their mind, and it is not surprising that they conjured an image to represent it.