Orthodox Shrines - The Evangelists

Niue Islands 2011 - $2 - Orthodox Shrines - The Evangelists - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2000!
This is a set of silver proof coins, depicting all of the Evangelists!
$585.00

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Delivery time 1 - 2 days

Country Niue Islands
Year 2011
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Edge Serrated
Thickness 2,7 mm
Mintage 2000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $585.00
Coin Story

These silver proof coins with a serrated edge are dedicated to the "Orthodox Shrines". In Christian tradition, the four Evangelists are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. They are, the authors, attributed with the four gospel accounts in the New Testament. Convention has traditionally held the authors to be two of the twelve apostles of Jesus, John and Matthew, and two "apostolic men", Mark and Luke:

Matthew - a former tax collector, who was called by Jesus to be one of the twelve apostles
Mark - a follower of Peter and, therefore, an "apostolic man"
Luke - a doctor who wrote, what is now, the book of Luke to his friend Theophilus. He is also believed to have written the book of Acts (or Acts of the Apostles)
John - a disciple of Jesus and possibly the youngest of the twelve apostles

They are called Evangelists, a word meaning "People who proclaim great news", because their books aim to tell the "good news" (gospel) of Jesus.

Reverse Design

Each reverse depicts one of the four Evangelists. The characters are beautifully designed (coloured) and offset themselves against the reflecting silver proof background. Each of the Evangelists is captured while writing their "book". The all have halos, in order to picture their holy character.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The coins are packaged inside an elegant and rich wooden box. It is in a beautiful case, which is doing a great job in staging these remarkable coins. The Certificate of Authenticity is displayed on the inner packaging.

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