OKLAHOMA CITY, July 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scottsdale Mint Biblical Series, sold exclusively by APMEX, showcases the Ten Commandments as the fourth Silver coin released for the inaugural year of the series.
This 2 oz Silver coin depicts the powerful image from Exodus 32:19 showing the moment just before Moses breaks the tablet of commandments after coming down from Mount Sinai and seeing his people flagrantly violating the Ten Commandments God had just bestowed on them. The smashing of the tablets symbolized these people had willfully broken God's designed relationship of mutual faithfulness and that without His further deserved mercy, they were doomed.
The coin features a rimless, high-relief design with an antique finish. Inspired by master French craftsman Gustave Doré's original 1860s wood carving of "Moses Breaking the Tables of the Law," the creative team at the U.S.-based Scottsdale Mint designed this .999 fine Silver piece with intricate detail. This coin, and others in the series, show the darker side of the stories from the Bible and try to evoke emotion regarding each scene depicted.
"The Ten Commandments coin is yet another example of what makes this biblical series so special," APMEX Vice President of Merchandising Andrew Martineau said. "Limited mintage and a unique size and only add to the desirability of this item."
The Ten Commandments coin has a limited mintage of 1,499 coins, making a mark as a true collector's item. It is the fourth 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 and lists 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. The coin has been issued by the Scottsdale Mint by the authority of the island of Niue, where it is legal tender.
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Source: American Precious Metal Exchange (APMEX)