SPITTER Gargoyles & Grotesques Paris Notre Dame Proof 1 Oz Silver Coin Chad 2017

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SPITTER Gargoyles & Grotesques Notre Dame de Paris Proof 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Fr. Chad 2017
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Gargoyles & Grotesques

This beautiful Silver coin is the second 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 Spitter. The coin has an intricate design, in Proof.

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Gargoyle
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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Country
Republic of Chad
Year of Issue
2017
Denomination
1000 Francs 
Metal
Silver
Fineness (% purity)
999/1000
Mintage (pcs)
200
Weight (g)
1 oz
Diameter (mm)
39 mm
Quality
Proof
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Package type  Yes
Special Features  Edge numbered
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