2020 Niue Archangel Raphael 1oz Silver Colored Proof
BOLD is very pleased to present for your consideration the third release in the Niue premium colorized Archangel 1oz silver proof series. Produced by the New Zealand Mint, this 2020 Niue Archangel Raphael 1oz Silver Colored Proof coin is truly stunning!
As with the previous two releases, the design is carefully based upon the 1920 stained-glass arched window depicting four stunning figures representing Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, and Uriel created by Mary Hutchinson, and displayed in Hull Minister, UK. You are sure to be exceptionally pleased with this beautiful colorized silver proof coin!
The name Raphael means "God Has Healed." the Archangel can be found in the Apocryphal book of Tobit. And although Raphael is not explicitly mentioned in the 66 canonical books of the Bible, he is often considered to be the unnamed angel mentioned in the Gospel of John (5:2ff) that records the encounter Jesus had at the Pool of Bethesda (house of mercy).
Tradition held that the first person who would step into the pool after there was a stirring of the water would be healed. This drew a multitude of the sick and invalid to gather daily at the pool and wait for the unnamed angel to cause the water to stir.
One such man was directly addressed by Jesus, asking him if he would like to be healed. The invalid replied that there was none to help him into the pool before someone else would step in when the angel would stir the water. Jesus didn’t address the the tradition, but simply said to him "Get up, take your bed and walk." It is recorded that the man was immediately healed.
This beautifully colorized 2020 Niue Archangel Raphael 1oz Silver Proof coin joins Gabriel, and Michael, as the third Archangel. As a legal tender offering of Niue, the obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadley distinctive portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include, "ELIZABETH II . NIUE . 2020 . TWO DOLLARS.
The reverse depicts a stunningly beautiful colorized replication of the original glass panel that features the four celebrated Archangels. Both the obverse and reverse of this 36 mm x 53 mm coin are framed by a decorative arched border to accent a similar shape as the original work. Inscriptions at the bottom include, "1oz Fine Silver . Archangel Raphael."
- 2020 Niue Archangel Raphael 1oz Silver Colored Proof.
- Third release in the Niue Archangel Colorized Proof series.
- Contains: 1 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- Series based on stained glass window created by Mary Hutchinson, displayed in Hull Minister, UK.
- Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley distinctive portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include, "ELIZABETH II . NIUE . 2020 . TWO DOLLARS.
- Reverse: Depicts a colorized replication of the original glass panel that features Archangel Raphael. Inscriptions include, "1oz Fine Silver . Archangel Raphael."
- Limited mintage of only 2,000 pieces.
- Each coin is presented in a solid acrylic display frame. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and a beautifully illustrated shipper.