The Holy Bible – Four Gospels 1oz Gilded Silver
Numiscollect have long had a history of releasing coins based on the Christian religion, amongst their repertoire being a Biblical Stories series that’s recently passed into double figures, a range of church window coins called Sacred Art, along with multiple papal coins. To add to this, the coin producer has launched the first in a more ambitious series featuring many of the most well known and important texts from the Bible. Each coin does more than showcase the story, it will actually carry the words on a nanochip, a crystalline sliver upon which are etched words made up of letters just a few microns across, not even a quarter the width of a human hair.
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Proof partly gilded
- Issuing Authority: Cook Islands
- Year of Issue: 2016
- Mintage: 825
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Weight: 1oz
- Nano Chip: Full Texts
The reverse is an elegantly simple design, selectively gilded, and carrying a 6mm x 6mm nanochip just above centre of the reverse face. With minimal inscriptions to overwhelm the design, it’s actually very restrained for the genre and does a good job of placing the nanochip in a position of prominence without looking like an afterthought. The chip itself carries the text of the Four Gospels, four stories central to the book. Almost 65,000 words, formed into 3,779 verses which are split into 89 chapters make up the gospels.
The obverse carrys an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II (Ian Rank Broadley version)
Presented in a high quality box, with outer shipper and complete with Certificate of Authenticity.