Arguably the most well-known story from the Christian bible is that of Christ’s birth. Present at this birth were his father Joseph and mother, the Virgin Mary. Born in a manger in a barn, Jesus came into this world surrounded by animals, as well as three special visitors that followed a night star to bring gifts to the Newborn King. The 2017 2 oz The Wise Men Biblical Series Silver Coin is now available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a Bible-themed presentation package with Certificate of Authenticity!
- 6th release in the 2017 issue range and 18th overall in the Biblical Series of silver coins!
- Limited mintage of only 1,499 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of Two Dollars by Niue.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse features the image of the Three Wise Men following the night star to Bethlehem.
- Laser-etched edge numbers!
On the edge of each of these 2017 2 oz The Wise Men Biblical Silver Coins you’ll find a beautifully laser-etched serial number. This number corresponds to the coin’s position in the production lineup, ranging from 1 to 1,499. That number corresponds as well to the Certificate of Authenticity that is included with your purchase of this coin from the Scottsdale Mint.
Known as the Three Wise Men, or the Three Kings or Magi, these individuals are mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew as distinguished foreigners traveling from the east who visit Jesus shortly after his birth. They arrive bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh for the child they believe to be the “king of the Jews.” The Wise Men follow a bright star in the sky overhead to their destination in Bethlehem.
On the obverse of these 2017 2 oz The Wise Men Biblical Series Silver Coins is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is captured on this coin in the third-generation effigy created in 1984 by Raphael Maklouf. This particular design of the Queen is said to possess a timeless, regal impression of Her Majesty.
The reverse of all Wise Men Biblical Series Silver Coins features the image of all Three Wise Men on camelback as they make their trek across the desert landscape to the town of Bethlehem. The star they followed to the town is often referred to simply as the Star of Bethlehem, though many believe it to have been the North Star.
Scottsdale Mint strikes all of the coins in the Biblical Series. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, this private American mint takes great pride in producing not only beautiful silver bullion pieces but doing so with environmental friendliness in mind.
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