The latest offering in the Scottsdale Mint Biblical Coin series continues to highlight the Bible’s iconic stories.
The series’ fourth coin of 2016 depicts the Good Samaritan – a person who stopped to help an injured man – with a story of compassion and love. The two-ounce Fine silver coin has an antique finish and a high-relief, rimless design. The reverse shows the good samaritan helping the injured man onto a horse. The obverse features Queen Elizabeth’s effigy, and the edge is engraved with a unique serial number.
“This distressed, antique coin is a stunning addition to the series,” said APMEX vice-president of merchandising Andrew Martineau. “The story of the Good Samaritan is beautifully depicted within the details of the coin as the imagery clearly communicates the compassion shown toward those whose current situation may not be as fortunate as ours.”
The coin has a limited mintage of 1,499 pieces, each of which is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The certificate also features Gustave Doré’s artwork, Arrival of the Good Samaritan at the Inn, which the design was based off. The Scottsdale Mint issues the coin by the authority of the island of Niue, where it is legal tender.