The Crucifixion coin is the second Silver coin in the Biblical Series from the Scottsdale Mint.
APMEX launches The Crucifixion – the second release in the Scottsdale Mint’s 2 oz Silver Biblical Series launching this year.
The story of the crucifixion can be found in the book of Matthew in the Bible, depicting in great detail the act of Jesus dying on a cross. The crucifixion is in the beginning of the story of Easter, which follows Jesus from his death to his burial and resurrection. The remarkable event of the crucifixion 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 of darkness falling across the land three hours before Jesus took his final breath during his crucifixion. The coin’s antiqued brushed and hand-distressed finish uniquely displays what can only be imagined as a dark, somber and reflective time. The creative team at the U.S. based Scottsdale Mint, led by sculptor D’Almeida Novissimo, 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 of the crucifixion. The final result is a unique work of art honoring the timeless story.
“The first coin in this Biblical series set the standards high, but this latest Silver coin raises the bar once again,” APMEX Vice President of Merchandising Andrew Martineau said. “APMEX strives to give our customers unique options they can’t get anywhere else and that can become part of a legacy or tradition. This series and these coins are a representation of that commitment.”
The Silver Crucifixion coin has a limited mintage of 1,499 coins, a unique 2 oz size and rimless high-relief artwork, showing its place as a collector’s item that stands the test of time. It is part of a six coin series being released in 2015, the inaugural year of the set. 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.
About APMEX, Inc.
APMEX, Inc., one of the largest online sellers of Gold, Silver and other Precious Metals products, offers one of the world’s largest selections, including all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells all types of Royal Canadian Mint products, including Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium Maple Leaf coins. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.