Niue – 2017 – 5 Dollars – Great Commanders: Spartacus


First coin in great commanders series issued by Niue.

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Issuing Country Niue
Year of Issue 2017
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 50 mm
Quality Antique
Mintage 999 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features Red gold plating


Spartacus was an arranger and a leader of the biggest slave uprising in ancient Rome (73-71 p.n.e.). He created an army, which opposed rules of those days but in the end it was fought down by Mark Krassus, Roman chief.

Five dollar coin three-dimentionally presents Spartacus fighting on his horse with Roman army. In the background we can see slaves and gladiators assisting his leader. Red gold platter imitating blood on insurgent’s knives deserves particular attention.

In addition, 3mm high relief makes a special impression in real, because it created a very dynamic perspective.

The obverse of the coin is a precised track of the battles for freedom in Italy and of course, a figure of the Queen Elisabeth II.