New Zealand Mint

Advanced search

  • Metal
  • Country
  • Year
  • Quality
  • Price
  • Availability
  • Mintage (pcs)

5 1

SAMURAI Warriors of History 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2016


This is the first release in the “Warriors of History” coin collection and features a Samurai in full armour. The coin combine the color with the engraved elements and has an Antique Finish quality. The coin comes packaged in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of the Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.000 pieces worldwide.

More details

in pre-order

Warning: Last items in stock!

Availability date: 11/16/2016

79.95 €

We accept payment by:

Add to wishlist

Samurai are legendary warriors and perhaps the most well-known class of people in ancient Japan. They were noble fighters that fought evil (and each other) with their swords and frightening armor, following a strict moral code that governed their entire life. While “samurai” is a strictly masculine term, the Japanese bushi class (the social class samurai came from) did feature women who received similar training in martial arts and strategy. These women were called “Onna-Bugeisha” and they were known to participate in combat along with their male counterparts. Their weapon of choice was usually the naginata, a spear with a curved, sword-like blade that was versatile, yet relatively light. Since historical texts offer relatively few accounts of these female warriors (the traditional role of a Japanese noblewoman was more of a homemaker), we used to assume they were just a tiny minority. However, recent research indicates that Japanese women participated in battles quite a lot more often than history books admit. When remains from the site of the Battle of Senbon Matsubaru in 1580 were DNA-tested, 35 out of 105 bodies were female. Research on other sites has yielded similar results.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin features a coloured illustration of a Samurai in full armour. He stands against an antique finished, engraved background of a castle town with Samurai soldiers lined up for battle. On the top of the coin, the inscriptions: “Samurai”- the name of the coin and “1 Oz Fine Silver” – the weight and the fineness of Silver. The coin's obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value: “Two Dollars”, the issue year: “2016” and the issue country: “Niue”.