Niue 2012 $10 Orthodox Shrines-The Last Supper 5 Oz Silver Proof
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This silver proof coin with a serrated edge is dedicated to the "Orthodox Shrines". “The Last Supper” is the final meal that, according to Christian belief, Jesus shared with his twelve apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. Christians commemorate the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. Moreover, “The Last Supper” provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist; also know as the "Holy Communion" or "The Lord's Supper". The three Synoptic Gospels and the first Epistle to the Corinthians include the account of the institution of the Eucharist (and a new covenant) in which Jesus takes bread, breaks it and gives it to the disciples, saying: "This is my body which is given for you". The Gospel of John does not include this episode, but tells of Jesus washing the feet of his apostles, and has a detailed farewell discourse by Jesus, calling the apostles who follow his teachings "friends and not servants", as he prepares them for his departure. Scholars have looked at “The Last Supper” as the source of early Christian Eucharist traditions.
REVERSE The reverse depicts The Last Supper of Jesus and his twelve apostles. The characters are designed to match the original icon and offset themselves against the reflecting silver proof background. It also says "The Last Supper" (in cyrillic) in gold letters.
OBVERSE The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
PACKAGING The coin is packaged inside an elegant and rich wooden box. It is in a beautiful case, which is doing a great job in staging this remarkable coin. The Certificate of Authenticity is displayed on the inner packaging.
• Embellished with color and gold plating • Very low mintage - limited to only 500 pieces • Comes with capsule, numbered certificate of authenticity and a superb wooden presentation case
Country Niue Year 2012 Face Value 10 Dollars Metal Silver Fineness .999 Weight 5 Oz (155.50g) Diameter 65.00 mm Thickness 4.46 mm Edge Serrated Mintage 500 pcs Finish Proof