The Finding Silverbug Island Series is the second major silver round program available in honor of the Silverbugs, an online community of silver enthusiasts using Reddit as a platform to connect with those who share a love of silver. The 1 oz Silver Proof Leviathan Finding Silverbug Island Round is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you packaged inside of protective plastic capsule!
- Fifth round design available from the Finding Silverbug Island Series!
- Mintage limited to 20,000 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse bears the image of the Leviathan.
- Reverse includes the common imagery of Silverbug Island.
- Produced by the North American Mint!
North American Mint has coined all of the silver rounds in the Finding Silverbug Island collection. The initial release of silver rounds for the Silverbug Reddit community featured the silver fairies in various designs. The Finding Silverbug Island issue is more diverse with a total of eight designs planned, and the leviathan represents the fifth issue.
For the 1 oz Silver Proof Leviathan Finding Silverbug Island Round there is a mirrored finish on the design, providing a mirrored appearance for the background field that contrasts with the design elements. Additional versions available in the Silver Leviathan Round release include a bullion version in BU condition and an antique polish option.
The leviathan is mentioned along with the land-dwelling behemoth monster in the Hebrew Bible, with most mentions coming in the Book of Job. The term behemoth was historically used to refer to a “herd” of land mammals, leading some to use the descriptions in the bible and the term to assume behemoth was a hippo and the leviathan, a female sea monster, a crocodile.
In reality, no one knows exactly what the leviathan was as a specific creature. The obverse of the 1 oz Silver Proof Leviathan Finding Silverbug Island Rounds have the design of a sea serpent, a leviathan which is imagined as a dragon. The image is based in part on Gustave Dore’s 1865 artwork known as The Destruction of Leviathan, capturing the moment the god Hadad kills the leviathan.
On the reverse of the Silver Proof Leviathan Finding Silverbug Island Round is the image of the island of silver rounds known as Silverbug Island. It crests from the waterline as a pile of silver rounds, with a small shoal of silver rounds in the foreground upon which a small ship has wrecked.
The Finding Silverbug Island rounds are a product of North American Mint, which was founded by William J. LaMere Sr. in 1986 in New York.
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