When the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series debuted from South Korea’s KOMSCO mint, it brought new variety and options to those buying silver online. The Chiwoo Series features two designs already in its two-year history, and includes a new measure of value from South Korea known as “clay.” Today, 2017 1 oz Proof Silver South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in commemorative packaging!
- Second year of release for the proof issue of the Silver Chiwoo Cheonwangs!
- Mintage limited to 2,017 medals only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse is a new depiction of Chiwoo Cheonwang on horseback.
- Reverse includes Do ggae bi’s image on Chiwoo’s battle shield.
The Chiwoo Series proved attractive to investors immediately upon its release. The silver bullion option debuted in 2016 with a mintage of 30,000, which was quickly bumped up to 50,000 for the 2017 release year. Gold Chiwoos were also struck, with fractional weights introduced in 2017. The proof versions are now available as well from both 2016 and 2017.
With the purchase of a 2017 1 oz Proof Silver South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang today you’ll get your medal inside of a blue package that houses the medal for protection and display. That packaging includes an assay card with the important information on the medal, such as the weight, metal content, and purity.
While the silver and gold bullion options in the Chiwoo Cheonwang collection have higher mintage figures, there is a commemorative mintage for the Proof Silver Chiwoo Cheonwangs. KOMSCO uses the year of issue as a mintage figure, giving these medals a low mintage of just 2,017 in total.
The obverse of the Silver Chiwoo Cheonwang includes a fresh depiction of Chiwoo for the 2017 issue. In 2016, Chiwoo was depicted standing on the ground with his spear and shield. Now, Chiwoo is featured on horseback wielding his long battle spear and fearsome shield.
On the reverse of 2017 1 oz Proof Silver Chiwoo Cheonwang is the battle shield he carried into war. The face on the shield is that of Do ggae bi, a figure known to the Korean people that was similar to the hob goblin of Western culture. The creature’s fearful look was used to ward off evil spirits.
The medals in this release have a measure of value known as “1 Clay.” Rather than a monetary value, all Chiwoo Cheonwang medals have this “clay” value assigned which relates to an amount of land.
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