The Perth Mint of Australia has recently released the first of a planned 4-coin themed series. Named "The Warrior Series," each of these coins will feature the depiction of a renowned class of warrior from the pages of history.
The first coin in the series, named "The Roman Legionary," features on its obverse the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse appears a full-color depiction of a Roman Foot Soldier. Per the Perth Mint, "[t]he legionary is dressed in a galea, a metal helmet with cheek guards, and a cuirass, body armour comprising overlapping iron plates. The legionary is also wearing an apron of leather strips featuring metal plates hanging from his belt, and caligae, leather sandals with iron hobnails." The other three coins to be released as part of this collection will feature the Viking, Knight, and then Samurai.
Each coin is struck in proof quality of 99.99% pure silver. They measure 40.60 x 4 mm, and weigh 1 oz. each. This composition has earned the coins the status of legal tender in the island nation of Tuvalu. They have a face value of $1 Dollar.
The coins are individually housed in a presentation case complete with illustrated shipper. Because each of the coins in the series is limited to a 5000 mintage, they will be shipped with a numbered certificate of authenticity.