The Biblical Coin Series from the Scottsdale Mint is one of its most ambitious releases to date. A total of six designs have been introduced in each of the release years dating back to the debut of the program in 2015. As the program rolls through 2016, the Good Samaritan is depicted as the fourth release for the year. Right now, the 2016 2 oz The Good Samaritan Silver Biblical Coin Series is available to purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a presentation box replicating a bible’s appearance with individual Certificate of Authenticity.
- 10th design in the series and 4th release for the 2016 issue of the Biblical Series!
- Limited mintage of only 1,499 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 2 Dollars backed by the government of Niue.
- Reverse depicts a good Samaritan aiding a man down from his donkey.
- Obverse features the image of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
- Each coin has high-relief striking on a rimless blank.
All of the 2016 2 oz The Good Samaritan Silver Biblical Coins in this listing arrive inside of a presentation box meant to mimic the appearance of a Christian bible. Included inside is a unique Certificate of Authenticity with a serial number that matches the one laser-engraved on the edge of these stunning coins.
In addition to the use of edge-lettering through laser-engraving, Scottsdale Mint struck these high-relief coins under immense pressure on rimless blanks, lending the coins the appearance of ancient coinage.
The parable of the Good Samaritan is a didactic story recounted in the gospel of Luke, 10:25-37 that is meant to teach mankind about love and compassion for those among us who are suffering. It talks of a traveler who has been beaten, stripped of his clothes, and left half-dead along a roadside. A priest and a Levite are the first to come upon the man, but neither render aid. It is a Samaritan that eventually lends aid.
On the reverse of the 2016 2 oz The Good Samaritan Silver Biblical Series Coin you’ll find a design that captures the man’s salvation as a Good Samaritan aids him in getting down from a donkey as he arrives at an inn after being rescued from the side of a road.
The obverse of all coins in the Biblical Series has the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s right-profile effigy was created in this instance in 1984 by British sculptor Raphael Maklouf. Born in Jerusalem prior to World War II, his family emigrated to the United Kingdom and he eventually created this third-generation depiction of the Queen.
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