OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- APMEX introduces David & Goliath – the third coin released in the Scottsdale Mint's 2 oz Silver Biblical Series launching this year, only available at APMEX.
The story of David and Goliath can be found in the book of Samuel, depicting in great detail young David defeating the giant Goliath with just a stone and a sling. This iconic story of big and small, good and evil, has been passed down for generations and used by many as a relatable story when facing odds. The remarkable event is depicted on a 2 troy ounce Silver legal tender coin from the Scottsdale Mint, with a limited mintage of 1,499 coins.
The Bible tells that David's true motive in accepting Goliath's challenge was to show the world the power of God and to restore God's honor by defeating Goliath. David spoke to Goliath saying "Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head… and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel!" This scene is depicted on the coin's antiqued brushed and hand-distressed finish displaying the moment David made good of his word.
The creative team at the U.S.-based Scottsdale Mint designed this .999 fine Silver piece as a true testament to the events depicted in master French craftsman Gustave Doré's original 1860s wood carving. The final result is a unique work of art honoring this timeless story.
"The David and Goliath Silver coin is a great addition to the series" APMEX Vice President of Merchandising Andrew Martineau said. "With its unique 2 oz size and limited mintage, this coin and series are sure to be a great investment to any collector."
The Silver David and Goliath coin has a limited mintage of 1,499 coins showing its place as a collector's item. It is part of a six coin series being released in 2015. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity telling the story of the coin and minting specifications, along with a unique serial number that matches the laser-etched number on each coin. The certificate also features Doré's artwork the design was based off of. The coin has been issued by the Scottsdale Mint by the authority of Niue Island and is legal tender in that country.
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CONTACT: Cashlie White Cashlie.White@APMEX.com 405-595-2164Source: American Precious Metal Exchange (APMEX)