New Zealand 2016 Warriors of History – Samurai Silver Coin


The New Zealand Mint has launched its new “Warriors of History” coin series with a one-ounce silver piece featuring the Samurai, a caste of warriors that held power for centuries in feudal Japan. The issue has a mintage limited to 5,000 pieces and is available for $85 USD.


The obverse design features an color illustration of a Samurai warrior before a background image of Samurai soldiers preparing for battle, rendered in an antique finish. Inscribed along the rim is SAMURAI and 1 OZ FINE SILVER.


The obverse carries Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, TWO DOLLARS, 2016, and NIUE, the country of issue, placed along the rim.

Composed of an ounce of 99.9% silver, the coin measures 40 mm in diameter and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. For more information on the 2016 Warriors of History – Samurai One-Ounce Silver Coin, please visit the Web site of the New Zealand Mint.

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  1. earthling says


    These colorized comic bookized bullion bits just blow me away.

    I can see where the POG crazy went. It has morped into Silver discs. Gold , in some cases.

    Any former Franklin Mint Fans out there?

  2. Z. Barolo says

    I ordered and have received a few of these coins and I for one really like them. A nice addition to my Samurai sword display.

    Thanks Dan Holmes for posting this information as I otherwise would not have been aware of their existence.and would have missed out on obtaining them.

    Is there any information about future offerings in the Warriors of History series of coins from the New Zealand Mint?

  3. Z. Barolo says

    Thanks (again) Dan Holmes for replying to my question.. I followed the link and had also signed up for emails from the New Zealand Mint.

    Just great what you are doing and I commend you for being a giving/helpful human being..

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