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2022 The Dead Christ Biblical Series 2 oz Silver Coin New

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The French artist Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Dor was born at Strasbourg in 1832. He was identified as a major talent early in his life, and outside of his paintings would create a major legacy in wood engravings. His series of over two hundred and forty Biblical engravings, completed in 1866, became the inspiration for the Scottsdale Mint’s Biblical series of silver collectibles. First issued in 2015, this series has grown steadily in popularity with each year, and the latest issue is the 2022 The Dead Christ Biblical 2 oz Silver Coin, now available from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives individually housed in a card and packaged in a Biblically-patterned gift box!
  • Issued in 2022, the latest in the Scottsdale Mint Biblical series!
  • Limited mintage of just 1,499 pieces worldwide!
  • Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Legal tender of Niue with a face value of $2 (NZD).
  • Obverse side features Raphael Maklouf’s likeness of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse side features a reproduction of one of Gustave Dor’s famed Bible engravings.

The 2022 The Dead Christ Biblical Silver Coin features a high-relief, beautifully-antiqued rimless design centered on one of Dor’s famous Biblical scenes. These coins come individually housed in a card with an assay certificate, packaged in turn in a gift box designed to resemble a Bible. A Certificate of Authenticity ships with each coin, printed on antique-styled paper alongside with a passage from the Gospel of John. That Certificate’s serial number is matched by a laser-etched number on the coin’s edge.


The coin’s obverse side features Raphael Maklouf’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, confirming it as legal tender of Niue. This is joined by the inscriptions “QUEEN ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “TWO DOLLARS,” “2022,” and verification of its weight and silver contents.


The reverse side features a high-relief rendition a Dor engraving that shows a small group of Christ’s followers mourning his death on the cross. This is accompanied by the inscription “THE DEAD CHRIST.”


The Scottsdale Mint’s Biblical series is a tribute to the singular vision of the original artist, but does not seek to simply miniaturize and reproduce his works. The Mint’s creative team does draw on a different engraving for each issue, but interprets and adapts those images to capture their spirit in the medium of high-relief, antiqued pure silver coinage. The results have been widely praised as visually stunning. creative team at the Scottsdale Mint draws on Gustave Dor’s engravings, but goes beyond simply reproducing them.


Provident Metals is always happy to answer your questions about any item we offer. Contact us by phone at 800-313-3315, chat with an agent live online, or send inquiries to our e-mail address.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year 2022
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Scottsdale Mint
Diameter 40 mm
Condition New
Denomination $2
Country Niue
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Biblical Series
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 1,499
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 2 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Designer (Obverse) Raphael Maklouf
Packaging Dimensions 5.4 x 3.7 x 1.4
Designer (Reverse) Gustave Doré\'
Provident ID 3953140