The 2018 Niue John the Baptist Biblical 2 oz Silver Coin is the 4th design issued in the 2018 collection. That makes it the 22nd design released since the debut of the Biblical Silver Coin Series. The Scottsdale Mint has a reputation for producing interesting quality silver coins that fast become desirable amongst the collectors circuit. Each of the coins in this series features a memorable verse from the Christian bible. Some are quite dark in nature, which does lend a certain appeal to the coins. These coins contain 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver. They have a face value of $2, which is fully backed by the government of the island nation of Niue.
Your 2018 Niue John the Baptist Biblical 2 oz Silver Coin is delivered to you in an interesting and unique display box. The bible-inspired storybook contains a single coin. Each of the coins feature an edge-lettered serial number, which is reflected on the included Certificate of Authenticity.
The coins in the Biblical Silver Coin Series, including the 2018 Niue John the Baptist Biblical 2 oz Silver Coin, are all struck on 2 oz silver rimless blanks. This lends an ancient coinage appearance to the pieces. Enhancing that visual appeal is the application of an antique polish. Each coin is made even more interesting with a high-relief strike that gives greater 3D prominence to the elements on the obverse and reverse sides of the coin.
The obverse design of the 2018 Niue John the Baptist Biblical 2 oz Silver Coin features the right-profile third-generation portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This effigy was widely used on British coinage between 1985 to 1997. It was brought to life by Raphael Maklouf. The portrait is viewed as one of the most elegant designs of Queen Elizabeth since she ascended to the throne.
The reverse design of the 2018 Niue John the Baptist Biblical 2 oz Silver Coin depicts an image of John the Baptist. This image is based on the verses within the Christian bible, in the gospel of Matthew. In chapter 14, verses 8-1, a girl requests the head of John the Baptist on a platter. At this, guards behead the imprisoned John the Baptist. They deliver his head on a tray to the girl, who brings it to her mother.
The coins in this series have been received well by collectors and investors both. New designs have been eagerly anticipated. With low mintage numbers, these coins have proven to be highly collectible.
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|Certificate of Authenticity
|2 Troy Ounces
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