Niue – 2022 – 5 Dollars – Jing Ke Famous Assassinations
€ 248.00This item will be released on April 14, 2023.
Available for pre-ordering
|Year of Issue||2022|
|Face Value||5 Dollars|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
|Special features||Antique Finish, High Relief, Numbered Edge,3D insert|
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.
The reverse depicts Jing Ke’s attack on King Qin. The weapons of both heroes were selectively covered with gold. A 3D insert in the form of a box containing Fu Yugi’s head was placed in the center of the coin.
The obverse features information about the coin’s issuer and bullion sample. The coin comes with a certificate of authenticity in an elegant wooden box.