There’s no greater story of sibling rivalry than that of Cain and Abel. Known in the Christian bible as the first human to be born into this world and the first human to die in it, respectively, Cain and Abel are famous for a feud that resulted in lost life long before the world knew of Hatfields and McCoys. Right now, the 2017 2 oz Silver The Death of Abel Biblical Coin Series is available for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a presentation package designed to replicate the look of the Bible and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Fifth coin design for 2017, and 18th overall release in the series since the 2015 launch!
- Mintage limited to 1,499 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 (NZD) backed by the government of Niue.
- Obverse features Raphael Maklouf’s depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse captures the aftermath of Cain killing his brother Abel.
- Laser-etched serial numbers on rim!
Each 2017 2 oz Silver The Death of Abel Biblical Coin in this listing ships with a bible-themed display box that includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The number on the COA matches the individual, laser-etched serial number found on the rim of the coin.
Gustave Dore’s works from his 1866 collection known as “illustrations for the Bible,” were chosen to represent the themes in this Silver Biblical Coin Series from Scottsdale Mint. Dore was a French artist whose biblical illustrations were a great success and eventually displayed at a major exhibition in London in 1867.
Cain and Abel are forever remembered as brothers with a fierce rivalry. Cain spent his life tilling the soil of the earth, while his brother Abel was a shepherd. Both men made sacrifices to God, but Abel’s were preferred by God. Cain is believed by some to be the originator of evil, violence, and/or greed for his act of killing his brother Abel out of jealousy.
The reverse of the 2017 2 oz Silver The Death of Abel Biblical Coin includes the image of Cain as he stammers backward after the realization he’s killed his brother. Abel is depicted lying lifeless on the ground in a field where his brother lured him to kill him. For his crime, God punished Cain to wander the Earth.
On the obverse of all Silver Biblical Coins is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has appeared on commonwealth coins since 1952, but this is the third-generation depiction of the Queen which was created in 1984 by Raphael Maklouf.
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