2016 Samurai Silver Coin Reverse - Warriors of History Series

The Samurai is the first coin in the Warriors of History Silver Coin Series. For all the details about the coin read the full WNN review HERE


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New Zealand Mint presents the Warriors of History silver coin collection which brings alive the stories of some of the most legendary warriors in history. 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.

Each Fine Silver 1 oz coin in this collection is of a high impact design, combining colour illustration against an antique-finished, engraved background.

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.


Country of Issue Niue
Date 2016
Series Warriors of History
Mintage 5000
Denomination $2 / Two Dollars
Composition Silver Ag 999/1000
Quality Antique Finish Proof with Selectibe Colour
Weight 1 gram
Weight 1 oz
Size 40 mm
Size 40 inch
Issuing Mint New Zealand Mint
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