APMEX releases fourth issue in exclusive Biblical silver series

Ten Commandments issue latest release in Scottsdale Mint program
By , Coin World
Published : 07/10/15
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The Scottsdale Mint's Biblical Series, sold exclusively by American Precious Metals Exchange, showcases the Ten Commandments as the fourth 2015 silver coin released in the series. 

The 2015 2-ounce silver $2 coin in the name of Niue depicts the powerful image from Exodus 32:19, showing the moment just before Moses breaks the tablet of commandments after coming down from Mount Sinai and seeing his people violating the Ten Commandments that God had just bestowed on them. 

“The smashing of the tablets symbolized these people had willfully broken God’s designed relationship of mutual faithfulness and that without His further deserved mercy, they were doomed,” according to a press release from APMEX.

The coin features a rimless, high-relief design with an antique finish.

The creative team at the U.S.-based Scottsdale Mint designed the reverse of this .999 fine silver piece, inspired by master French craftsman Gustave Doré’s original 1860s wood carving of “Moses Breaking the Tables of the Law.”

The Ten Commandments coin has a limited mintage of 1,499 coins. Two additional coins are slated for release from the Biblical series in 2015.

Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity telling the story of the coin and minting specifications and lists a unique serial number that matches the laser-etched number on each coin. The certificate also features the Doré artwork that served as inspiration for the design. 

The coin retails for $179.99, with payment via PayPal or credit card costing $187.19. 

For additional information, visit APMEX's website.

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