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2019 $5 Niue ZHAO YUN Ancient Chinese Warrior 2 Oz Silver Coin

2019 $5 Niue ZHAO YUN Ancient Chinese Warrior 2 Oz Silver Coin

REMEMBER THIS COIN IS PRE ORDER FOR END OF APRIL OR MIDDLE MAY 2019… This is the first coin of the series called “Ancient Chinese”. The first coin of the series is ZHAO YUN. Which is minted in outstanding high relief. A Chinese warrior of the third century, Zhao Yun is pretty well known in China, but less so elsewhere, although coin collectors are used to learning about some of these ancient gods, myths and historical figures from this hugely impressive numismatic genre. The warrior on horseback isn’t a new idea, but it’s rarely been realised so well as it has here. The spear has lent the artwork a sense of perspective often missing from lesser examples. The obverse carries the obligatory mugshot of QEII, but set against a backdrop of Chinese dragons. Again, this looks great and the mint is to be commended for its work customising what is usually a drab face, as it has with previously in similar series. We’ve not seen packaging yet, but it will come in a wooden box and the mintage is capped at 500 pieces. Zhao Yun (died 229), was a military general who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period of China. Originally a subordinate of the northern warlord Gongsun Zan, Zhao Yun later came to serve another warlord, Liu Bei, and had since accompanied him on most of his military exploits, from the Battle of Changban (208) to the Hanzhong Campaign (217-219). He continued serving in the state of Shu Han – founded by Liu Bei in 221 – in the Three Kingdoms period and participated in the first of the Northern Expeditions until his death in 229. While many facts about Zhao Yun’s life remain unclear due to limited information in historical sources, some aspects and activities in his life have been dramatised or exaggerated in folklore and fiction. In the 14th-century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, he was lauded as a member of the Five Tiger Generals under Liu Bei. Zhao Yun’s original biography in the Records of the Three Kingdoms (Sanguozhi), written by Chen Shou in the third century, is only 346 Chinese characters long. In the fifth century, Pei Songzhi added annotations from the Zhao Yun Biezhuan to Zhao Yun’s biography in the Sanguozhi, providing a relatively clear, though still incomplete picture of Zhao Yun’s life. Country: Niue Year: 2019 Metal: Silver Face Value. 999 Weight: 62.2g – 2 Oz Diameter: 45 mm Finish: 24kt Gold Plated, Antique Finish And Ultra High Relief. Mintage: 500 Pcs In The World Certificate COA: Yes Presentation Case: Yes. The item “2019 $5 Niue ZHAO YUN Ancient Chinese Warrior 2 Oz Silver Coin” is in sale since Wednesday, February 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Commemorative”. The seller is “coinmaster83″ and is located in Pleasantville, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year: 2019
  • Modified Item: No
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Niue
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Certification: Coa
  • Composition: Silver
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