The Book of Job in the Hebrew Bible was written in the 2nd millennium BCE, and it detailed many of the events of the patriarchal Job in the land of Uz. Near the end of this book, two massive beasts are described. Leviathan was one of those two, a sea-dwelling female serpent whose exact form remains a mystery to this day. Today, 1 oz Silver Antique Leviathan Finding Silverbug Island Rounds are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships inside of protective plastic capsule!
- Fifth design issue in the North American Mint’s Finding Silverbug Island Series!
- Mintage is limited to X rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse depicts the mythical vision of the leviathan.
- Reverse bears the common design theme of Silverbug Island.
- Coined by North American Mint!
Leviathan is a female sea-serpent mentioned in many passages of the Hebrew Bible alongside a male, land-dwelling beast known as behemoth. Various attempts to describe this animal and prescribe it to a real-world creature have consisted of animals both mythical and realistic in nature. For example, some believed the leviathan to be a crocodile in actuality.
The leviathan as featured in the 1 oz Silver Antique Leviathan Finding Silverbug Island Round takes the form of a sea serpent, even though accounts from the Hebrew Bible do not necessarily capture the animal as such. This particular round is one of three available in the Silver Leviathan release, which also includes a silver proof and BU option.
Each 1 oz Silver Antique Leviathan Round has an antique polish applied to the blank, which helps to highlight the intricate details of the silver round’s design elements. At the same time, antique polishes create a sense of ancient coinage on the surface areas of any silver product to which the polish is applied.
On the obverse of all Silver Antique Leviathan Rounds is the image of a serpent-like depiction of leviathan. Some of the accounts from the Hebrew Bible describe the massive beast as having a large number of teeth and a back with scales as tough as rows of shields. In this design though, you see a long serpent in the sea as it harasses a single mariner in a rowboat with help in the form of a tall ship too far off in the distance to render aid.
The reverse of all Silver Finding Silverbug Island Rounds includes the image of the namesake island. The island itself emerges from the waters of the sea as a collection of silver rounds piled one on top of the other.
North American Mint was founded in 1986 by William J. LaMere Sr. Today, his sons Billy, Brad, and Michael operate the facility near Rochester, New York and churn out privately minted coins, medallions, and other bullion products.
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