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2018 Temptation of Jesus Biblical Series 2 oz Silver Coin

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The Scottsdale Mint has a reputation for producing some of the most interesting coins, appreciated by collectors and investors around the world. The Biblical Series of silver coins feature some of the most important scriptures from the Christian bible. The collection was first launched in 2015 and features 6 design releases each year. The 2018 Niue Temptation of Jesus Biblical Series 2 oz Silver Coin is the 5th design from 2018 and is the 23rd overall design in the entire series. Each of the coins contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver, with a face value of $2 that is backed by the Niue government.


  • Delivered in a commemorative Bible-themed box, includes numbered Certificate of Authenticity!
  • 5thdesign released in 2018, 23rdoverall design in the Biblical Series!
  • Mintage limited to only 1,499 coins!
  • Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of 2 Dollars (NZD) backed by the Niue government.
  • Obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse features Gustave Dores Temptation of Jesus artwork.

As is told in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, after Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, he made his way into the Judean Desert so that he could fast for 40 days and nights. At the end of the fasting period, Satan appeared and offered Jesus wealth and power over mankind if he would only kneel down before him and accept his authority.

Jesus refused this temptation and after he left the desert went on to begin his ministry in Galilee. The Biblical Series, from the Scottsdale Mint, captures the artworks of Gustave Dore and his depictions of biblical scenes in beautiful detail on silver coins. Dore was a noted French artist, printmaker, illustrator, and sculptor. One of his greatest collections is his illustration for the Bible completed in 1866 that went on to enjoy a major exhibition in London in 1867.


The obverse design of the 2018 Niue Temptation of Jesus Biblical Series 2 oz Silver Coin features the right-profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This series uses the third-generation portrait of Her Majesty as was designed in 1984 by Raphael Maklouf and widely regarded as one of the most ornate of Her Majestys portraits on coinage.


The reverse of the 2018 Niue Temptation of Jesus Biblical Series 2 oz Silver Coin features the artwork of Dores, showing the moment that Satan made an offer of evil to Jesus. During his fasting, Jesus was led up to the top of a mountain by Satan and was offered power and control over all of humanity if he would but kneel before Satan.

Your 2018 Niue Temptation of Jesus Biblical Series 2 oz Silver Coin features an antique finish. They also include individual serial numbers that are engraved on the sides of the coins. A Certificate of Authenticity is included inside of the Bible-inspired display box. The Certificate of Authenticity includes the chapter and verse of Matthew’s gospel in which Satans temptation of Jesus is told.


Do you have questions about this silver coin? Perhaps youre interested in learning more about other coins in the collection? We encourage you to call our customer service team at 1-800-313-3315. You can also connect with us through the live chat feature on our site or you can send us an email. We look forward to helping you.

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Product Details

Year 2018
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Scottsdale Mint
Thickness 7 mm
Diameter 39 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $2 NZD
Country Niue
Designer (Obverse) Raphael Maklouf
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Biblical
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 1,499
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Packaging Dimensions 5.34x3.679x1.371
Metal Content 2 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2574674