Silver Biblical Coins
The "Biblical Series" is produced by the Scottsdale Mint. This series features high-relief silver coins that depict scenes from the Bible, based on the illustrations of Gustave Doré, a famous 19th-century artist. Most coins in this series comes with a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a gift box that includes a booklet with the biblical story that inspired the design.
How Much are Biblical Coins Worth?
The value of coins from any series, including a biblical series, can vary based on a few factors, including the global silver market, which can affect the base value of the coin. The value also depends on how the potential buyer perceives the value. If they are collectors, they may pay more than what the silver itself is worth.
Our Most Popular Biblical Coins
2022 Two-Ounce Biblical Series: Jesus Healing the Sick
Jesus Healing the Sick is the sixth 2022 release and the 48th overall in the Biblical Series featuring iconic biblical scenes. This two oz., .999 fine silver coin has a limited mintage of 1,499 pieces and features a high-relief, rimless design. Each includes a serial number, a certificate of authenticity, and a gift box.
This coin features the Raphael Maklouf likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, and a depiction of Jesus healing the sick, based on Gustave Doré's original artwork on the reverse.
2022 Two-Ounce Biblical Series: Samson and Gates of Gaza
Samson and the Gates of Gaza is the fourth 2022 release and the 46th in the Biblical Series featuring biblical scenes. These two oz., .999 fine silver coins have a low mintage of 1,499 pieces and feature a high-relief, rimless design.
The obverse of this coin features the Raphael Maklouf likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse depicts Samson carrying the gates of Gaza up the hill, based on Gustave Doré's original artwork. Each coin has a serial number and a certificate of authenticity.
2022 Two-Ounce Biblical Series: The Deluge
The Deluge coin is the fifth 2022 release and the 47th overall release in the Biblical Series. These two oz., .999 fine silver coins have a low mintage of 1,499 pieces and feature a high-relief, rimless design.
THe obverse features the Raphael Maklouf likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II . The reverse features a rock breaching the ocean as people young and old strive to get on top alongside a tiger carrying its cub and other animals, based on Gustave Doré's original artwork.
What are Rimless Coins?
Rimless coins are coins without a raised edge or rim. Most coins have rims, which serve several purposes:
- They make the coins easier to stack.
- They protect the coin's design from wear.
- They help ensure the coins feed correctly in coin-operated machines.
The U.S. Mint uses a process called "upsetting" to create the rim on a coin. The blank coins, or "planchets," are run through an upsetting mill that raises the rim on the edge of the coin before the design is struck onto the coin.
Rimless coins are less common and are usually made for special purposes or collections. They might be chosen for aesthetic reasons or to make a coin unique.
Note, however, that a rimless coin should not be confused with a coin that has worn its rim off due to heavy use or damage. This can happen over time, especially with older coins or coins made of softer metals.