David Playing for Saul

by Ricardo W. Precious Metals Dealer & Networker
David Playing For Saul is a wonderful piece of art to have in your coin collection today!
Recommended Features
  • 18th in the Biblical Art Series
  • The FIRST puer silver coin in the series
  • Maxium Mintage 2,800
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The Story of Saul and David

During the time of the Judges, the Philistines were a menace to the people of Israel and it was then that the people wanted a king, like the other nations, to lead them into battle instead of God. So God listened and gave them Saul, son of Quish, from the tribe of Benjamin. He was anointed by the prophet, Samuel and was ordered to lead the people of Israel and defeat their enemies. However, during his reign, he was not obedient to God's Word.

Instead, Saul listened to the people and did things according to his own will, as pointed out in 1 Samuel 15:1-22. God rejected him as king and ordered Samuel to search for another king by the way of Jesse, the Bethlehemite. There, Samuel asked for Jesses sons to pass by him, but they were not the one that God had chosen. Then Samuel asked if there was any more sons, and reluctantly, they sent for David, the shepherd from the field. And God told Samuel "Arise! Anoint him; for this is he".

When Samuel anointed David for kingship, the Spirit of God left Saul and he was troubled by an evil spirit from that point forward. It was during this time that Saul asked his servants to find a man that can play well enough to ease his depression. However, when his servants found David, they had no idea that he was anointed to be the next king of Israel. So the most intriguing fact about this coin shows the image of Saul fading out from being the current king and making room for David, the new king-who happens to be the one playing music to soothe his soul. Wow

Obverse: The Face Value, Israel State Emblem, "Israel" in English, Hebrew and Arabic, Mint Year and Mint Mark, a decoration symbolizing David's harp

Reverse: David playing the harp for Saul.

Edge: Milled.

Mint Marks: Silver and Gold Proof coins Hebrew letter "mem" below the face value.

Designer: Obverse (Face Value Side) Gideon Keich
Reverse Moshe Pereg

Graded: NGC
Total graded at 70: 25 as of 12/14/14

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Isabelle Esling Professional   published author-certified teacher-
The story of King David is fascinating, how he was chosen, Saul's jealousy and how he always stayed loyal...and the best part from David we inherited are the beautiful Psalms...I am learning to sing some of them in Hebrew...thank you for your article...I enjoyed reading it:)
Jul 21st 2016 15:34   
Ricardo W. Senior   Precious Metals Dealer & Networker
Thanks! I love the Bible and collecting coins with a biblical theme is just icing on the cake for me. To retell a story on the coin is an awesome way I believe to share the good news to others.
Jul 21st 2016 16:19   
Isabelle Esling Professional   published author-certified teacher-
So do i...i am sharing the Good News through my feather as well:)
Jul 22nd 2016 01:05   
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