Mysteries of History - Ark of the Covenant

Niue Islands 2013 - $2 - Mysteries of History - Ark of the Covenant - 2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

1.500 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver coin comes with a lapis lazuli insert and is dedicated to the mysteries of history.
$174.33

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver - with Stone
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 2oz - 62,2g
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage 1500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $174.33
Coin Story

The Ark of the Covenant – one of the most significant objects of worship of the ancient Israelites. According to the Old Testament, the legendary Ark of the Covenant was the chest made of shittim wood measuring about 140 x 80 x 80 cm. According to tradition, made of - as related in some accounts – lapis lazuli Tablets of Stone on which Ten Commandments were inscribed used to be kept inside the chest. The Ark of the Covenant was built around the 13th century BC. It was the centre of worship during the journey of Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land. After the conquest of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II in 587 BC, the Ark of the Covenant got lost. Today there are two central mysteries concerning the Ark of the Covenant - namely, where is it, and what strange powers does it have?

Reverse Design

The painting by Jean Fouquet depicting the taking of Jericho (1420-1480). Along the rim – an iscription: ARK OF THE CONVENANT (the name of the coin).

Obverse Design

The obverse depicts a biblical scene of king David dancing in front of the Ark of Convenant during bringing the ark to Jerusalem. In the upper part of the coin – a profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Along the rim – inscriptions: ELIZABETH II, NIUE ISLAND (the issuer), 2013 (the year of issue) and the face value: 2 DOLLARS.

Packaging

The Mysteries of History - Ark of the Covenant silver coin comes encapsuled, in a presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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