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GABRIEL ARCHANGEL Guardian Angel Silver Coin 1$ Solomon Islands 2009


This colorized silver plated coin is issued by Solomon Islands in 2009 to honor the Archangel Gabriel. It depicts the famous opera "The Annunciation", painted by Philippe de Champaigne.

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The Archangel Gabriel is the exalted Messenger of God, whose name means "The Strength of God" and whose deeds are recorded in the Jewish scriptures, where the spirit aided the Prophet Daniel in the interpretation of his dream-visions. Although an important Jewish angel, Gabriel has touched the lives of those of different religions as well.
In the Christian Bible, it is Gabriel who brings important news to Zachary and the Virgin Mary concerning their children-to-be, and many Christians believe that at the Last Judgment Gabriel will blow a sacred trumpet horn.
Furthermore, according to Muslims, Gabriel dictated the Koran to Mohammed over a period of 23 years and also accompanied the Prophet on his Night Journey.
Some people believe that Gabriel is a female spirit; others hold that angels have no gender.
Because of Gabriel's role as a communicator and mediator between Heaven and Earth, Catholics hold the Archangel to be a Patron Saint of broadcasters, telecommunications workers, diplomats, messengers, postal workers, and stamp collectors. Because Gabriel helped the prophet Daniel interpret his dreams, those seeking similar aid with their own dream work may petition the Archangel for help. Additionally, because Gabriel announced the births of both John the Baptist and Jesus Christ, women hoping for heavenly assistance in trying to conceive children have reported benefits from keeping an Angel Gabriel novena candle burning in the home.

  • CountrySolomon Islands
  • Year2009
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalCupronickel, Silver
  • Weight (g)26
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.500
  • Certificate (COA)No
  • Presentation case (box)No

The coin obverse depicts a very suggestive colorized representation of Archangel Gabriel when he appeared to the Virgin Mary in the Annunciation, a fragment of famous oil on canvas painted by Philippe de Champaigne around 1644. The image is surrounded by two wings and the engraved heading "ARCHANGEL GABRIEL".