New Jerusalem, as described in the Bible in the book of Revelation,
is the final theme for the six-coin series of $2 from the Scottsdale Mint.
The Niue coins in the Biblical Series are exclusively issued through
American Precious Metals Exchange, which announced the coin on Nov. 9.
New Jerusalem, God’s city of gold, appears on the reverse of the
2015 2-ounce .999 fine silver $2 coin.
According to Revelation 21, John is taken to a mountain to look upon
the city, “prepared by God for those washed in the blood of the lamb,”
John describes its gates, vastness and precious stones, and notes
lack of sun and moon, “For who needs a sun or moon when God casts his
Gustave Doré’s 1865 engraving The New Jerusalem inspired the design.
However, “The New Jerusalem coin is uniquely dark,” according to
APMEX Vice President of Merchandising Andrew Martineau. “While it
overall represents redemption and salvation, the somber tone of its
inspiration demands reverence and reflection. To cast this scene in
silver, especially one that references streets of gold, is beautifully bold.”
The coin has a limited mintage of 1,499 coins and is accompanied
with a certificate of authenticity telling the story of the coin and a
serial number that matches the laser-etched number on the coin. The
certificate also features a printing of Doré’s artwork.
The coin retails for $179.99, with varying prices depending on