The story of the birth of Jesus Christ is one of the most popular from the Christian Bible, mostly due to the miraculous nature of the baby’s birth. The story also features the three wise men who come to visit the baby and bring him gifts. Now, you can purchase the 2016 1 oz Silver Niue Approach of the Wise Men 5-Pointed Star Coin at Silver.com.
- Limited mintage of just 1,500 coins from Coin Jewels!
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 (NZD) backed by the government of Niue.
- Features an image of the three wise men on their journey to see Jesus Christ.
- The obverse showcases an image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Five-pointed star design visible from both sides of the coin.
The tale of Jesus’ birth includes three visitors, often called the three wise men or the Magi, who travelled from the East to bring the baby Jesus gifts. The gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh were gifted to Jesus shortly after his birth.
In the tale, the three wise men travel from the East through the desert on camels following a bright star in the sky. This star leads them to Bethlehem, where they find a newborn baby Jesus.
The reverse of each 2016 1 oz Silver Niue Approach of the Wise Men 5-Pointed Star Coin showcases the three wise men as the travel across the desert on camelback. Stars above them twinkle in the sky. One large star stands out. On the coin, the large star is featured in a cut-out. The metal star has five points, unlike its six-pointed counterpart on another coin.
On the obverse of each of these coins, you will see the same star showing through from the other side of the coin. Under that star, you will see the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. Other engravings on this side of the coin include the coin’s weight, purity, face value and nation of issue.
All of these coins were struck by Coin Jewels for the small island nation of Niue, which is located in the South Pacific. Coin Jewels is located in Torrance, California.
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