OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., Nov. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The final of a six-part series released in 2015, Scottsdale Mint's New Jerusalem coin depicts God's City of Gold in 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
According to Revelation 21 of the Christian Bible, John is taken to a mountain to look upon the city, prepared by God for those washed in the blood of the lamb. John describes its gates, vastness, precious stones and lack of sun and moon. For who needs a sun or moon when God casts his own light?
The holy city, depicted in Gustave Doré's 1865 engraving "The New Jerusalem," is the inspiration for the U.S.-based Scottsdale Mint's latest Silver coin. With deliberate detail, the coin features John atop the mountain with an angel. Invoking fear, majesty and awe, the holy city offers a new home and hope to believers.
"The New Jerusalem coin is uniquely dark. While it overall represents redemption and salvation, the somber tone of its inspiration demands reverence and reflection," said APMEX Vice President of Merchandising Andrew Martineau. "To cast this scene in Silver, especially one that references streets of Gold, is beautifully bold. It becomes a haunting piece that Biblical scholars and those interested in apocalyptic prophecies will truly appreciate."
With a limited mintage of 1,499 coins, New Jerusalem is categorized as a collector's item. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity telling the story of the coin, its minting specifications and a unique serial number that matches the laser-etched number on the coin. The certificate also features a printing of Doré's artwork. The coin is 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)