Home World Coins 2016 Niue Warriors Of History - Spartans 1 Oz Silver Antiqued Colorized Proof $2 NGC PF69 ER

2016 Niue Warriors of History - Spartans 1 oz Silver Antiqued Colorized Proof $2 NGC PF69 Early Releases

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2016 Niue Warriors of History - Spartans 1 oz Silver Antiqued Colorized Proof $2 NGC PF69 ER

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Why add this 2016 Niue Spartan Warriors of History Antiqued Colorized Silver Proof to your collection?

The third release of the Warriors of History Collection, issued by the New Zealand Mint for the nation of Niue, commemorates the Spartan Warriors of ancient Greece. The Warriors from the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta were professional soldiers who began their education in a state sponsored program of military training and socialization at the age of seven. This stunning 2016 Spartan Warrior Proof is struck from 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver, with a gorgeous antiqued finish embellished with color, and a limited mintage of 5,000 coins.

Dramatic battle scene

A brave Spartan Warrior in full color is illustrated on the reverse, armed with sword and shield, wearing a traditional tunic and crimson cloak. His fellow warriors and Greek style structures can be seen in the background. The portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II adorns the obverse, by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The obverse bears the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II," "NIUE," "TWO DOLLARS," and "2016," while the reverse bears the inscriptions "SPARTANS" and "1 oz. 999 FINE SILVER."

Proof 69 Early Releases

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this gorgeous proof a virtually flawless Proof 69 Ultra Cameo, for the incredible quality of textured, colorized, and highly polished mirrored surfaces. This 2016 Niue $2 1 oz. Warriors of History: Spartans Colorized Silver Proof was received by the grading service within the first thirty days of release and bears the NGC Early Releases label.

This Antiqued Silver Spartan Warrior Proof will make an impressive addition to your collection!

Year of Issue:2016
Mint:New Zealand Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Release Type:Early Releases
Finish:Antiqued Colorized Proof
Display Weight:1 oz
Weight in Grams:31.1032 g
Weight in Ounces:1 oz
Diameter:40 mm
Legal Tender:Niue