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2017 Niue 2 Dollar 1-oz Silver Warriors of History Apache Proof
This Stunning Silver Proof Features the Legendary Warriors of the Apache!
They originally came from the Northwest regions of the continent to settle in what is now the American Southwest. Hunters and gatherers in the east, farmers in the West, their several tribes were united under a single name. However, their cooperation and establishment did not come by accident. Among their ranks numbered strong and strategic warriors, ready to fight if their way of life was under attack. At first, they met European colonialists as friends. However, as the American hunger for land grew larger, a fierce and bloody battle was sparked. From 1861, leaders like Cochise, Geronimo and Mangas Coloradas led an extraordinary fight to protect their land that lasted 25 years, ending with a bitter final surrender in 1886. It is because of their extraordinary discipline, wisdom and ferocity that they are considered one of history's most legendary warriors. They are known as the Apache.
Now, the skill and bravery of the Apache tribes is being commemorated as part of the New Zealand Mint's Warriors of History series. Each 2017 Apache Warriors of History proof begins as a hand-selected one ounce planchet of 99.9% pure silver. Then, using polished dies, multiple strikes and state-of-the-art minting techniques, the silver is transformed into a detailed southwestern landscape with three Apache warriors on horseback. Selective colorization brings a single Apache archer to life in vivid detail. Combine it with Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the other side, and you have a legal tender two dollar Niue proof that captures the strength of these legendary fighters.
The sixth release in the Warriors of History series, your coin will arrive to you in a specially-made series rectangular coin case with textured cover, engaging graphics and a numbered mint certificate of authenticity. Only 5,000 of these proofs will be minted, and fans of military history, world history and phenomenal silver coins have already brought tremendous demand to previous releases in the series. Add in the demand for Native American coins and you have all the conditions for a potential sellout. Don't miss this opportunity to make this 2017 Silver Apache Warriors of History Proof yours -- put one in your cart now!
|Year of Issue||2017|
|Mint Name||New Zealand Mint|
|Coin Weight||31.1 Grams - g|
|Weight||1 Ounce - oz|