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Gargoyles & Grotesques - Decay 1000 CFA Francs 1oz .999 pure silver coin, antique finish, proof.
This beautiful coin is the first issue in the new "Gargoyles and Grotesques" series that brings to life Gargoyles and Grotesques from the buildings they appear on. In this edition: the Decay.
Mintage is limited to only 999 pcs. worldwide (799 antique finish). With box and numbered COA.
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From July 2017
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|Face Value :||1,000 CFA Francs|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||1 oz|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Quality :||Proof antique finish|
|Mintage :||Only 999 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Gargoyles & Grotesques|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential damage from a rainstorm. A trough is cut in the back of the gargoyle and rainwater typically exits through the open mouth. Gargoyles are usually an elongated fantastic animal because the length of the gargoyle determines how far water is thrown from the wall. When Gothic flying buttresses were used, aqueducts were sometimes cut into the buttress to divert water over the aisle walls.
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