Warriors of History - Samurai Silver Coin
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The Warriors of History - Samurai 1 oz Silver Coin begins this exciting new coin collection by New Zealand Mint.
This coin collection brings alive the stories of some of the most legendary warriors in history, and this impressive first release features a coloured illustration of a Samurai in full armour against an antique-finished, engraved background of a ‘castle town’ with Samurai soldiers lined up for battle.
This high impact, colourful and partly-engraved coin comes presented in a sleek and stylish themed rectangular coin case, with textured cover. The uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity sits inside the coin case.
With a limited mintage of 5,000 coins, this Warriors of History - Samurai 1 oz Silver Coin would make an excellent gift for coin collectors and those interested in history. Get yours now, from New Zealand Mint.
Style Number: 30-00488
- Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Coin Weight: 1 Troy oz
- Coin Finish: Antique / Coloured
- Coin Diameter: 40mm (Nominal)
- Coin Edge: Milled
- Coin Denomination: $2
- Year of Issue: 2016
- Coin Mintage: 5,000
- Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Country of Issue: Niue
Human history is filled with stories of legendary warrior people, who fought and conquered their enemies through the skilful use of weapons and their superior battle tactics.
The samurai (or bushi), were warriors and members of a powerful military caste in feudal Japan. They rose to power in the 12th century and eventually became the highest ranking social caste in Japan. The samurai would dominate Japanese government and society until the abolition of the feudal system in 1868.
Samurai were known for their incredible sword skills. The traditional samurai code of honour, discipline and morality known as bushido–or “the way of the warrior”– is still today the base for the basic code of conduct for much of Japanese society.
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