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The 2019 Biblical Series Starts Off Strong at APMEX

Samson Slays the Lion - 2 oz Silver Biblical Series Coin

The first Biblical Series release of 2019 depicts the popular story of Samson and the Lion. The striking coin marks the 25th issue of the overall Biblical Series and is available now at APMEX.

The story tells of his Samson’s strength and the defeat of one of his many obstacles, a fierce lion. As depicted in Judges 14:5-6 (NCV), “Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, as far as the vineyard near there. Suddenly, a young lion came roaring toward Samson! The Spirit of the Lord entered Samson with great power, and he tore the lion apart with his bare hands. For him it was as easy as tearing apart a young goat.”

Each 2 oz Silver Samson Slays the Lion coin comes with a certificate of authenticity, providing the coin’s minting specifications. The certificate also features the biblical verses from the book of Judges that Gustave Doré used as his inspiration for his 1865 wood-engraved scene, “Samson Slaying a Lion.” An image Doré's artwork used as a basis for the design is also featured on the certificate.

Scottsdale Mint is known for its many compelling series and the Biblical Series is no different. Each release depicts a story from the Bible, with both the Old Testament and the New Testament represented. Some of the popular releases include Noah's ark, the nativity, the Ten Commandments and more.

Similar to previous releases in the series, this 2 oz coin contains .999 fine Silver ad features an antique finish with a high relief, rimless design. The obverse features the Raphael Maklouf-designed likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the coin's weight, face value and purity. The edge is engraved with the unique serial number given to each coin, from 1 to 1499.

Add Samson Slays the Lion coin to your Biblical Series collection, or start your new collection now at APMEX.

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