One of the most popular tales from the Bible is that of the birth of Jesus Christ; the three wise men who come to visit the newborn baby are an important part of the story. The story is a significant part of the Christmas season, and Coin Jewels has created a coin for the island nation of Niue to celebrate the tale. Now, you can purchase the 2016 1 oz Niue Approach of the Wise Men 6-Pointed Star Coin at Silver.com.
- Ships in a box inside a capsule with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 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 the scene of the wise men travelling to visit baby Jesus.
- Obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
To start off the Christmas holiday season, Coin Jewels has created a new coin to honor the tale of the three wise men from the Book of Matthew in the Christian Bible. In the story, these three men travelled from the East by following a bright star to Bethlehem. Once in Bethlehem, they each gifted Jesus with something special – gold, frankincense and myrrh.
The obverse of each 2016 1 oz Niue Approach of the Wise Men 6-Pointed Star Coin, you will see the image of three men riding across the desert on camels. Above the men, stars shine brightly in the sky. In a special cut-out area, a decorative 6-pointed star stands out above the men.
On the reverse of each coin, you will see a right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth. This image was created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998, and it is also the fourth depiction of Queen Elizabeth to be used on both British and commonwealth coinage.
Coin Jewels created these coins with a new technology that allows for the addition of the metal star that is visible from both sides of the coin. These coins were minted for the small island nation of Niue, which is located in the South Pacific. In honor of Christmas, the mint has also produced two other coins for Niue that celebrate the holiday: Approach of the Wise Men 5-Pointed Star and the Christmas Tree Ball coins.
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