Found in the book of Genesis, chapter 32:22-32, the account of Jacob wrestling with the angel often renames Jacob as Israel, giving the event a literal interpretation of he who struggles with God. This event has been depicted in countless narratives and works of art, with the imagery from Gustave Dore in 1855 appearing in the Scottsdale Mints Biblical Silver Coin Series. The 2017 2 oz Jacob Wrestles the Angel Silver Biblical Coin is available to you online today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in beautiful Bible-themed display box with individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- 15th issue of the Biblical Series and the 3rd coin of the 2017 issue!
- Limited mintage of only 1,499 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of 2 Dollars by Niue.
- Reverse depicts Jacob locked in battle with an angel.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait.
- Rimless blanks with edge-lettering and high-relief strike.
In the account of Jacob as he wrestles an angel, it is said he spent a night alone on a rivers edge and is set upon by a figure translated as a man, but generally interpreted to be either an angel of God himself. During the course of the battle, Jacob is struck numerous times and continually asks the mans name, with no answer given.
The Biblical Coin Series from the Scottsdale Mint is a beautiful collection that features six annual design releases. Each new release depicts one of Gustave Dores biblical artworks from the late-18th century on a high-relief, rimless blank with laser-engraved edge-lettering bearing each coins serial number in its design release from 1 to 1,499.
On the reverse of the 2017 2 oz Jacob Wrestles the Angel Silver Biblical Coin youll find Jacob with his hands locked together with those of an angel as he battles at the rivers edge. While Jacob appears pushed to the brink physically, the angel shows little sign of physical exhaustion in the fight.
The obverse of each Biblical Silver Coin in this collection includes Raphael Makloufs third-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on the obverse of British and commonwealth coinage since her ascension to the throne in 1952, and this particular effigy from Maklouf was in circulation from 1984 until 1997.
Scottsdale Mint is a private minting facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. Specializing in the production of precious metal products using environmentally responsible sourcing and refining, Scottsdale Mint produces both its own bullion products and those for foreign reserve banks around the globe.
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