Warriors of History silver coin series hits its tenth release with the rampaging Huns

The New Zealand Mints latest Warriors of History coin is the tenth in the series, a sure sign of popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Antique-finished and with a figure highlighted in colour, they’re attractive releases and feature a perennial numismatic subject. Struck in an ounce of fine silver, they’re very well presented and limityed to 5,000 pieces.

The design ethos is the same throughout the ten coins released to date. An antique-finished battleground scene in the background and a warrior picked out in colour in the foreground. It works well and with a subjecct this diverse we’re looking at a series that could run and run. Selling for $85.00, the mintage is limited to 5,000 pieces and this latest Huns coin is available to order now. You can see more about this fine series in our Coin Series Profile and we’ve added this coin to it.

We’re in uncharted territory with the series now as it’s gone past the issues we saw pre-planned back in February, so hopefully they remain popular enough to continue into 2018. Failing that, the New Zealand Mint has a fine companion series called Battles That Changed History which has just seen its third release with the Battle of Trafalgar.



Human history is filled with stories of legendary warriors, who fought and conquered their enemies through the skillful use of weapons and superior battle tactics.

Under Attila (circa 406-453 AD) the Huns became the most powerful, and most feared, military force in Europe and brought death and devastation wherever they went. No weapon was more important to them than the Hunnic bow which could shoot arrows at much greater distances than any Roman or European bow. As expert horsemen they were amazingly accurate mounted archers using swift and sudden charges, unpredictable retreats, and violent hand to hand combat with tomahawks and swords to achieve overwhelming victories.

This stunning coin features a coloured illustration of a Hun dressed to fight. He stands against an antique-finished, engraved background featuring Huns charging into combat.

The coin is presented in a sleek and stylishly themed rectangular coin case, with textured cover. The coin case also houses the uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 31.1 grams
DIAMETER 40.00 mm
FINISH Antique
MODIFICATIONS Colour highlights
BOX / COA Yes / Yes