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DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN Silver Proof Coin 2 NIS Israel 2012


This particular silver coin celebrates the amazing biblical story of Daniel in the den of lions, a story of faith, loyalty and heroism. This is the 17th coin in the "Biblical Art" Coin Series and it is under legal tender issued by the Bank of Israel.

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Daniel and the lions' den
The story of Daniel in the lions' den is found in the sixth chapter of the Book of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible, and in the lesser known story of Bel and the Dragon in the Greek versions. Daniel is an official in the Persian empire under King Darius. Darius (at the instigation of his other officials) had made a decree that no-one was to offer prayer to any god or man except him for a period of thirty days. Daniel continued to pray as was his habit, knowing that praying would have him killed. For this action, his friend Darius sadly had him arrested and thrown into a lions' den. However, he was unharmed, and after he was released the following morning, the people who had cajoled the king into making the decree (which was for the sole purpose of getting at Daniel) were thrown into the lions' den themselves.

  • CountryIsrael
  • Year2012
  • Face Value2 NIS
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)28.8
  • Diameter (mm)38.7
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.800
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The reverse of coin depicts Daniel in the lions' den, praying to the Lord, flanked but unharmed by two fierce lions. On coin obverse are shown the face value, "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic, mint year, Israel State Emblem and a hungry, roaring lion.