In 2016, KOMSCO introduced the world to a new silver medallion program that featured historical imagery important to Korean and Chinese cultures for thousands of years. The new series of medallions were known as Chiwoo Cheonwang, after the mythical God of War, and originally available in 1 oz silver and gold. Today, 2017 1/10 oz Gold South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Medallions are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a black label assay card.
- First issue of a 1/10 oz Gold Chiwoo Cheonwang Medallion!
- Mintage limited to 25,000 medallions only!
- Limited issue of only 5,000 in these black assay cards!
- Consists of One-Tenth Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Chiwoo’s battle shield is depicted on the obverse.
- Chiwoo Cheonwang’s full figure featured on the reverse.
Chiwoo Cheonwang has deep historical roots in Chinese and Korean culture and lore. Renowned as a military leader and earning mythical status as a God of War, Chiwoo was worshipped by the first Emperor of China, the Qin Emperor Qin Shi Huang. In fact, the subsequent dynasty (Han Dynasty) was founded by Liu Bang, who made sacrifices to Chiwoo before the decisive battles that led to his victorious founding of the Han Dynasty.
KOMSCO issued the first Chiwoo Cheonwang Medallions in 2016 with an original design that has since been slightly altered. In addition to slight alterations in 2017, the series has grown for the first time with the introduction of these 2017 1/10 oz Gold South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Medallions, the first fractional-weight options in the series.
Each 2017 1/10 oz Gold South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Medallion in this listing is available to you inside of a sealed assay card with black label. KOMSCO has a limited issue of just 25,000 gold medallions in this weight, with groupings in different, colorized labels. The black label issue represents just 5,000 medals from the overall mintage.
On the reverse of the Gold South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang you’ll notice the image of Chiwoo atop his warhorse in full battle regalia. This is a slight deviation from the original design in 2016, which depicted Chiwoo in his full armor suit standing on the ground rather than mounted on horseback.
The obverse of the 2017 1/10 oz Gold South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Medallion features the battle shield used by Chiwoo. This shield includes on its face the armored mask that Chiwoo wore to cover his face during battle, as well as inscriptions of “Republic of Korea,” “2017 Fine Gold 999,” and “KOMSCO.” Also included is the latent security circle design at the bottom, which features the medallion’s gold purity within.
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