2022 Niue $12 - Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Mint Of Poland (5oz Silver)

  • Country: Niue
  • Queen: Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
  • Type: Non-Circulating Coin
  • Years: 2022
  • Mint: Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska) - Warsaw (1766-Date)
  • Denomination: 12 NZD
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (1987-Date)
  • Composition: .999 Silver
  • Diameter: 65mm
  • Weight: 155.5g
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Mintage: 500
  • Condition: New - Mint Packaging
  • Obverse: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with country, date, denomination, an purity, around. Four horses to the left watching over the battlefield in the background
  • Reverse: Features the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse riding in the direction of the observer. Select gold guilding highlights the armament of the horsemen.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the last book of the New Testament of the Bible, called the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to John of Patmos, at 6:1-8. The chapter tells of a book or scroll in God’s right hand that is sealed with seven seals. The Lamb of God opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses.

Though theologians and popular culture differ on the first Horseman, the four riders are often seen as symbolizing Conquest or Pestilence (and less frequently, the Christ or the Antichrist), War, Famine, and Death. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the Four Horsemen are to set a divine apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment. One reading ties the Four Horsemen to the history of the Roman Empire subsequent to the era in which the Book of Revelation was written. That is, they are a symbolic prophecy of the subsequent history of the Empire.

Each of the four initial coins highlighted one of the Four Horsemen, but the four legendary figures were always meant to come together to bring about the final apocalypse. That is exactly what the designers have done with the final release in this successful series. Here, the mounted figures gallop into the open, weapons in hand, ready to end us all!

This 5oz high relief silver coin has an antique finish and a rimless design with selective yellow and rose gold gilding.

Each coin comes packed in a beautiful wood case with a colorful graphic dust jacket and has a numbered certificate of authenticity from the Mint of Poland, with matching serial number etched on rim of coin.

*Coin condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers may vary*