The folktale of Momotaro is one of Japan’s most popular, dating back to the early 17th century when it was first committed to writing. A classic example of a hero’s journey character who sets out against great challenges and returns with renown and wealth, Momotaro comes from supernatural origins and musters a group of animal companions to help him overthrow an evil band of Oni (“demons” or “ogres”). Generations of children have been introduced to the legend over the years through everything from cartoons to stage productions, and the Legends of Japan collection celebrates it with the Momotaro series of pure silver collectibles. The 2020 Samoa Momotaro and Demon Subdued in Ukiyoe 1 oz Silver Coin is available to you from Provident Metals.
The 2020 Samoa Momotaro and Demon Subdued in Ukiyoe Silver Coin showcases an interpretation of the classic Japaneseukiyo-eart style as detailed medallic artwork in pure silver. It comes in a secure plastic capsule, with each shipment fully insured in transit by Provident Metals.
The coin’s obverse features Samoa’s official coat of arms, confirming it as legal tender. This is accompanied by inscriptions verifying its weight and silver contents along with the year and country of issue, surrounded by an intricate decorative border.
The decorative border pattern repeats on the reverse side, while anukiyo-eengraving of Momotaro wrestling theOnitaiji— or Chief of the Oni — dominates the center. The famous scene is set against a backdrop of radiating solar rays.
The Legends of Japan collection commemorates some of the most important Japanese myths and folktales from across the ages. It starts with the Momotaro coin series, which brings together imagery associated with the folktale hero’s iconic Oni enemies with a set of identifying traits of the mythical samurai for instant recognition on an extraordinary series of pure silver collectibles. Celebrating their subject matter in both theukiyo-estyle of the first round of issues and the anime style of the second, these coins promote joyful stories of hope and optimism as well as pay tribute to a fictional figure who has played a pivotal role in shaping the Japanese identity.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Capsule Size||39 mm|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Packaging Dimensions||1.8 x 1.8 x 0.3|