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Crown of Thorns cast for new bullion coin

(Image courtesy of the Scottsdale Mint.)

(Image courtesy of the Scottsdale Mint.)

This year as part of their annual installment of the Biblical Silver Coin Series, the Scottsdale mint is releasing a Crown of Thorns 2oz Antique-Proof Silver coin. The obverse of the coin shows the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse shows a crowd of people huddled near Jesus. With the series being in its fifth year, there is limited mintage. The 2019 Biblical Silver Coin series is limited to 1,499 coins per each of the six scheduled releases. The previous release this year was “Samson Slays the Lion.”

The coin is composed of .999 Fine Silver with a rimless high-relief design and an antique proof finish. It is inspired by the wood-engraved illustrations of Gustave Dore, a French craftsman and artist. Each coin comes packaged in a Scottsdale Mint’s official Bible replica box.

These coins are being announced just in time for Easter! And luckily you don’t have to open an egg to find them. You can find out more about the series at