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2022 Niue Famous Assassinations Jing Ke 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

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Item specifics
Year of Issue:2022
Issuing Country:Niue
Weight:2 oz
Composition:.999 Silver
Diameter:45 mm
Finish:Antiqued High Relief
Special Feature:3D Insert, Edge Numbered, Printing UV, Selective Gold Plating
Packaging:Display Box w/COA

The first coin from the series “Famous Assassinations“.

It was struck from 2 ounces of pure silver. The reverse depicts Jing Ke’s attack on King Qin. The weapons of both heroes have been selectively plated in gold. A 3D insert in the form of a box containing Fu Yugi’s head has been placed in the central part of the coin. The obverse features information about the coin’s issuer and the bullion proof. The coin is delivered with a certificate of authenticity in an elegant wooden box.

Jing Ke (died 227 BC) was a youxia during the late Warring States period of Ancient China. As a retainer of Crown Prince Dan of the Yan state, he was infamous for his failed assassination attempt on King Zheng of the Qin state, who later became the Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor (reign from 221 BC to 210 BC). His story is told in the chapter titled Biographies of Assassins (刺客列傳) in Sima Qian’s Records of the Grand Historian.