Thursday, November 7, 2013

Niue 2 dollars 2014 - Story of Nativity

New bullion commemoratives:

PAMP Suisse once again raises the bar with this exquisite 2014 "Gloria: The Story of Nativity" 3-coin proof silver set for Christmas. Using a unique interplay of frosted and mirrored features, and low and high relief, the original artwork of these 1 troy oz 999 fine silver coins brings to life the story of the Nativity in amazing detail. More works of art than currency, these three legal tender proof silver coins depict the three major moments in Christ's birth: The Journey to Bethlehem, The Star of Bethlehem, and The Adoration of the Magi.

In The Journey to Bethlehem, Joseph is shown leading the donkey carrying the pregnant Mary as they travel to Bethlehem. The technique used to strike this coin lends a three-dimensional depth of field to the scene, with tall grass in the foreground, Joseph and Mary in the center, and trees and sheep in the background.

In The Star of Bethlehem, two shepherds in the mountains above Bethlehem gaze in wonder at the beacon of Christ's birth shining above the nearby town. The sheep in the foreground, the rocky outcropping the younger shepherd climbs to get a better view, and the clothing of the shepherds themselves look almost photographic in their detail.

In The Adoration of the Magi, the Three Kings kneel before a radiant Mary holding the Christ Child, offering gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The ramshackle stable frames the scene, with the starry night in the background.

These three 40mm proof silver coins come in a beautiful white presentation case with sky blue interior. The included illustrative booklet also serves as Certificate of Authenticity for this set, which is limited to 4,000 world-wide.

There has never been a silver Nativity coin set with the awe-inspiring detail of this one. The "Gloria: The Story of Nativity" proof silver coin set is sure to become a treasured heirloom and beautiful family Christmas memory.

(news from Gainesville Coins)

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