The 2016 Proof Niue Warriors of History Spartan 1 oz Silver Coin is the 3rd design released in the Warriors of History series presented by the island nation of Niue. Produced by the New Zealand Mint, these coins have a limited mintage of just 5,000 coins. Each coin contains 1 Troy oz of .999 silver, which enhances the collectability of the coin amongst investors and collectors who value historically-influenced pieces. This series of coins pays tribute to some of the incredible warriors who have stood firm on the battlefield in years past, to defend and attack in the name of what they believe in.
There are few warriors so widely recognized and respected than the Spartan warriors. The Spartan Empire was once one of many city-states in Greece. In time, the Spartans defeated each of the other city-states, to ultimately be declared the dominant power in Ancient Greece.
The Spartan warriors were trained for battle from a young age. The Spartans relied heavily on slaves for any manual labor that was needed, which allowed the men of Sparta to be trained as warriors from very young ages. These men were often recognized for their physical strength and their fierce determination.
Each 2016 Proof Niue Warriors of History Spartan 1 oz Silver Coin arrives secured in a series-themed box and shipper. The shipper features full-color artwork from the reverse or the coin. Your coin is also delivered with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The obverse of the 2016 Proof Niue Warriors of History Spartan 1 oz Silver Coin features the 1998 right-profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fourth-generation image of Her Majesty since she took the throne upon the passing of her father. The portrait was completed by famed sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. His initials are featured below the effigy of Her Majesty. Also on the coin are the country of issue, Niue, her Majestys name, the face value of the coin and the year of release.
The reverse of the 2016 Proof Niue Warriors of History Spartan 1 oz Silver Coin features a fully colorized image of a Spartan warrior, his stance and weapons in hand suggesting that he is ready to engage his enemies. Behind the colorized warrior is a collection of Spartans lined up and striding towards the battle lines. The word Spartans is featured at the top of the design.
The New Zealand Mint is headquartered in Auckland and is a private minting facility. It is the only mint in operation in New Zealand. The Royal Mint and the Canadian Royal Mint product legal tender for New Zealand.
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