Coin World continues reviewing the “12 Days of Christmas” in numismatics.
Star of Bethlehem
Though Christmas may signify
spending time with family and giving to others, for many the holiday
focus extends to the eternal, in celebration of the birth of Jesus
The Star of Bethlehem, also known as the Christmas star, is
mentioned in the Bible story of the birth of Christ. The star is what
brought the Three Wise Men or so-called Magi to Bethlehem, where Mary
and Joseph had traveled for a census. It is there in Bethlehem, in a
humble stable, that the Bible records the birth of Jesus.
This event is recorded on a 2014 Christmas star coin from Niue
issued through private distributor International Coin House.
all of Coin World's "12 Days of Christmas" posts
The Proof .9999 fine silver dollar features a colorful
Renaissance-era scene of the adoration of the magi, with the three
travelers, proud parents and the newborn.
What makes this coin a stellar choice for Coin World’s “12
Days of Christmas” list is its star-like shape, meant to evoke the
movement of a star across the sky.
The coin retails for €57 (about $70 U.S.) and has a mintage of 5,000
pieces. Turns out you can count the number of stars!
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