An extraordinary collectible in the Legends of Japan collection unites the popular Momotaro fairytale with a rich tradition of anime and manga-styled artwork. It’s a marriage that makes eminent sense: generations of modern Japanese children have grown up learning through cartoons about the character of Momotaro, his animal companions, and their battle against the Oni — “ogres” or “demons” — who had plagued his home village for many years. A key scene from the legend brings the hero and his friends to the island of his enemies, named Onigashima after them, and is celebrated on the 2021 Samoa Momotaro Onto Demon Island in Anime 1 oz Silver Coin.
The 2021 Samoa Momotaro Onto Demon Island in Anime Silver Coin features high-relief, detailed engravings with a beautiful antique finish. It comes in a secure plastic capsule and is fully insured against loss or damage by Provident Metals.
The coin’s obverse side sports the official Samoan coat of arms, verifying it as legal tender. It’s accompanied by inscriptions confirming the coin’s weight, silver contents, and year and country of issue, all surrounded by a decorative border.
The reverse side of this coin features Momotaro and his friends on the water, flourishing a banner and storming Onigashima, the island home of their “ogre” or “demon” enemies. The scene overlaps a decorative border, featuring stylized waves in the foreground.
The supernatural hero Momotaro arrived in answer to the prayers of a childless, elderly couple, to whom he was born from inside a peach. When he grew, the young hero conceived the desire to go forth and battle the Oni, monstrous “ogres” or “demons” who were stealing from and oppressing the people Setting out with his parents’ blessing and a set of delicious millet dumplings that won him a series of animal friends, he would eventually overthrow the chief of the Oni, win lasting peace and bring back many of the village’s lost riches. An iconic and entertaining story of hope and peace, this tale has inspired and influenced many other stories, including anime productions. It is the focus of an extensive Momotaro coin series in the Legends of Japan collection.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|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|