2018 2 oz Tuvalu Warfare - Roman Legion .9999 Silver Antique High Relief Rimless Coin
The Perth Mint is excited to present the Roman Centurion 2oz Silver High Relief Antiqued Coin, the first of three coins in the Warfare series.
A centurion was a principal professional officer in the army of ancient Rome. Each centurion commanded a century, a unit of 100 soldiers within a Roman legion which comprised 3,000 to 6,000 soldiers.
Tough, courageous and highly disciplined, centurions formed the backbone of the Roman army, a formidable fighting force that conquered and controlled a vast empire. These highly esteemed officers received much greater reward than common soldiers and were responsible for enforcing discipline within the legion.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 2,000 of the Warfare – Roman Legion 2018 2oz Silver Antiqued High Relief Rimless Coin.
The reverse of the coin depicts a group of Roman centurions fighting a battle against the Gauls. In the background are two centurions on horseback as well as a war elephant and an aquila. The design also includes The Perth Mint's 'P' mintmark.
The obverse of the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date.
To capture the depth and detail of the design, the coin is struck in high relief to a rimless format, and has been individually 'antiqued' to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an ancient artefact. As a result of this treatment the appearance of each coin may vary.
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Each coin is presented in a classic grey display case, within an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
A first for The Perth Mint, the coin is accompanied by 3D goggles* and an immersive 360˚ panoramic illustration of the battle represented on the coin. The image can be automatically viewed on any smartphone by tapping the phone against the NFC chip included in the certificate, then placing the phone in the 3D VR goggles – it truly is a sight to behold!
- 99.99% pure silver
- Antiqued high relief design
- First release in three-coin series
- Tuvalu legal tender
- Comes with 3D goggles allowing a 360˚ panoramic view of the battle represented on the coin
- Limited mintage – 2,000
- Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
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