This new 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.
Human history is filled with stories of legendary warrior people, who fought and conquered their enemies through the skillful 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.
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.
The New Zealand Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2016 Warriors Of History - Samurai 1oz Silver Coin.
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