The second release in 2020 for the Biblical Silver Series at the Scottsdale Mint replicates one of the seminal moments from the Bible when Judas betrays Jesus Christ to the Romans. The scenes on all of the coins in this collection come from 19th-century works of art created by Gustave Dore. Each coin is a beautiful 2 oz antique coin with distinctive reverse designs and Queen Elizabeth II’s bust on the obverse. Now, 2020 2 oz Judas Kiss Biblical Series Silver Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside of Bible-themed displays with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 2nd coin released in 2020 and the 32nd in the Biblical Silver Coin Series!
- Limited mintage of only 1,499 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 (NZD) by Niue.
- The obverse includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a depiction of Judas kissing Jesus on the cheek as the Romans close in.
- Rimless blanks.
- Antique visuals.
- Laser-etched serial numbers on the edges.
The gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all speak of the moment when Judas, one of Jesus’ disciples, betrays him to the Romans. With the Roman authorities and Jewish leaders seeking to silence Jesus and his teachings to keep Jerusalem peaceful, the authorities needed to know where to locate the Messiah and how to identify him quickly.
While Jesus’ other disciples would not be swayed to betray him, Judas was easily convinced with gold and silver. The Romans paid Judas to reveal to them not only the location of Jesus as he sought to avoid his enemies, but also identified him by kissing his hand and then leaning in to kiss him on the cheek.
The obverse of the 2020 2 oz Judas Kiss Biblical Series Silver Coin includes an iconic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is captured here in the third-generation portrait from the Royal Ming of England. Created in 1985 by Raphael Maklouf, this bust is considered one of the more ornate images of the Queen to ever feature on British or Commonwealth coinage. It was in use from 1985 to 1997.
On the reverse side of 2020 Judas Kiss Biblical Series Silver Coins, you will find the image of Jesus and Judas at the center. Flanked by his other disciples, Jesus is seen holding the hand of Judas as he leans in to kiss Jesus on the cheek. In the background, the Romans and an angry mob close in to capture Jesus.
These 2020 2 oz Judas Kiss Biblical Series Silver Coins are available to you with antique visuals on a rimless coin blank. Each coin is housed individually inside of a Bible-themed presentation case with an individually-numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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