$4 Fine Silver Coin - Hanging the Stockings (2009)
Third issue in this annual Holiday Collection.
to last generations.
Read about Tony Bianco's 3 part design process
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.
Highlights: 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.
Reverse: Two children hang stockings on the fireplace in anticipation of Santa’s visit.