The Ascension of Christ Coin Concludes Biblical Series for 2018
The Ascension of Christ is the 24th overall release in the Biblical Series. The sixth release of 2018 marks the final release for the year and is available now at APMEX.
Scottsdale Mint is known for many of its 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. The last release of 2018 represents the ascension of Jesus.
The story of the ascension of Jesus tells of his departure from Earth into the presence of God. As depicted in Acts 1:9-11 (NLT), Jesus was taken up to Heaven before the apostles’ very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. As they were looking intently up into the sky as Jesus was ascending, two men dressed in white stood beside them and said, “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
This story is depicted in Gustave Doré‘s artwork, “The Ascension”. The French artist is known for painting biblical stories and other historical events in the romanticism style. The Scottsdale Mint Biblical Series depicts his artwork on all the coins released completed with an antique finish to make the details stand out on each coin.
As with each Biblical Series release, this coin contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver with an antique finish. Each coin is laser engraved with a unique serial number, as well as a matching COA, which features the story of the ascension of Jesus and Gustave Doré’s original artwork. You can find this coin, as well as the rest of the Scottsdale Mint Biblical Series, available by visiting APMEX.com.