2017 Chad 1 oz Silver Antique Gargoyles and Grotesques (Decay) | American Heritage Bullion

2017 Chad 1 oz Silver Antique Gargoyles and Grotesques (Decay)


  • $80.98

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This is the first release in the "Gargoyles and Grotesques" series. Each coin features an artistic interpretation of an actual gargoyle with the actual building it is found on In the background. This gargoyle is found on the Washington National Cathedral.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in a box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Total mintage of the design is 999 but the mintage of the antique is just 799 coins and 200 are proofs.
  • Obverse: Displays the coat of arms of the Republic of Chad.
  • Reverse: Features the gargoyle called DECAY with the Washington National Cathedral in the background. Decay is one of 112 gargoyles the adorn the National Cathedral. Decay is widely considered the scariest gargoyle on the Cathedral.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the government of Chad.

This Silver coin will be a hit with collectors of Silver coins or fans of gargoyles and grotesques. Add this 1 oz Antique Silver Gargoyle Decay coin to your cart today!

“What is the meaning of these unclean monkeys, these savage lions and monstrous creatures?”, St Bernard, 12th Century. In architecture a gargoyle is a stone carving of a fantastic or mythical figure used for decorative purposes and are found on structures all over the world. They serve a dual purpose, to protect the building from dark forces as well as divert rain from the building as they are fitted with an elaborate downspout. Grotesques are architectural creatures like a gargoyle but do not have a functioning drainage capability. Gargoyles and grotesques date back to ancient times but were popularized in 12th century Medieval times in Europe.

The Washington National Cathedral is a cathedral of the Episcopal church located in Washington D.C. The Cathedral took 83 years to build and was finally completed in 1990. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in the same condition that you received it and within 7 days of purchase. It must also be in the original packaging.

Please send an email to Support@AHMemail.com to receive an RA (Return Authorization) and address to return your item to. Returning your item without a RA will result in the item being refused and returned to you or possibly lost in our warehouse. We charge a 5% restocking fee on all credit card orders returned. If an exchange is requested, we will work with you to find an acceptable exchange.

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded/exchanged unless item has defects.

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If your purchase has defects and need to exchange, send an email to Support@AHMemail.com and after confirmation, please send your item to the address given as well as including the return authorization number.  If an exchange is requested, we will work with you to find an acceptable exchange.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.


To return your purchase, you must mail the address given to you upon contacting American Heritage Mint and Bullion.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

We highly recommend using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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Orders may be returned shipped via USPS, FedEx or UPS. We highly recommend that you insure the package for its full value. American Heritage Mint and Bullion does not assume any responsibility for items lost or damaged while in return transit. We only assume responsibility of products while they are in our care, custody and control.

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