The biblical story of David playing the harp for King Saul is the subject of the newest coin from the Holy Land Mint in their Biblical Art series. The coin, released in 2014 but with a 2013 date, tells of the rise and fall of Saul, the first king of the people of Israel, as told in 1 Samuel of the bible. Sauls imminent disappearance as king is represented by an outlined image of the dejected, crowned Saul seated on the throne. In the foreground, David, the young shepherd whose anointing as future king was not yet known to Saul, is depicted playing the harp to ease the kings depressed spirit. The obverse shows the face value and the state emblem of Israel, as well as a depiction of Davids harp. This is the first ever .999 fine silver version of the Proof 2-new-Israeli-sheqel coin made. The Proof silver 2-NIS coin weighs 31.1 grams and measures 38.7 millimeters in diameter.
WtSpec: 1 oz
Denomination: 2 New Sheqel