Stockings hanging from the fireplace are a sure sign that the Holidays have begun. But there was a time when hanging stockings was an everyday sight as people regularly dried their clothes by the fire. One can almost imagine a parent or husband slipping a small gift into a stocking as a surprise.
The link between stockings and Christmas began to emerge with the legend of Saint Nicholas. Centuries later, Clement Moore (1779-1863) penned his famous words “...The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...” and stockings became a Holiday fixture—one that endures to this day.
The classic design of this coin will inspire a sense of excitement in young and old alike. Its upscale composition of 99.99% pure silver and traditional engraving evoke a sense of yesteryear; qualities that will secure a special place as a cherished family heirloom.
Two children hang stockings on the fireplace in anticipation of Santa's visit.
- Mintage 15000
- Composition 99.99% pure silver
- Finish proof
- Weight (g) 15.87
- Diameter (mm) 34
- Edge serrated
- Certificate serialized
- Face value $4
- Artist Tony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)