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.