The second in Scottsdale Mint’s ‘Jesus Collection’ continues the practice of every single coin sold bringing about a donation to their ‘Coins for Charity’ program, which helps a selection of good causes. Like the first issue, ‘Alpha & Omega’, the theme here is very religious, so while aimed more at the US market, we’d expect it to find eager buyers in many other places as well.
There’s a church theme this time, with Jesus depicted in a classic Blessing Hand pose, against a medieval-style stained-glass window. To the side of Jesus is the symbol Chi Rho, an early monogram for Christ. The obverse contains the Samoa Coat of Arms.
The range is very extensive, with eight formats offered, six in silver, and two in gold. The former consists of two weights, each in three finishes, while the latter has a single finish option, but maintains the choice of two weights. Donations vary, with the base BU pair donating $4 and $2 for every 1 oz and 1/2 oz sold, respectively, and the antique pair, $6 and $3. Upping the ante considerably, the boxed rhodium-plated versions donate at $40 and $20 per coin, and the gold tops it off at $40, and $10, the latter a 1/5 oz coin.
The whole selection can be purchased directly from Scottsdale.