Chiwoo Cheonwang was a real-life man whose exploits crossed into the realm of the mythical and legendary. Known to people from China, Korea, and greater Southeast Asia, Chiwoo is said to have had various ethnic affiliations. Today, he is the figure at the heart of KOMSCO’s Chiwoo Cheonwang collection. Today, 2018 1 oz Gold South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang medals are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you housed in an individual protective plastic capsule!
- Third issue in the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series!
- Mintage limited to 2,018 medals only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Reverse features the latest design of Chiwoo in full military regalia riding his horse in battle.
- Obverse bears the shield of Chiwoo Cheonwang’s shield with Do ggae bi on its surface.
As leader of the Nine Li tribe, Chiwoo is viewed as a man who stood up to the tyranny of the man who would become the Yellow Emperor. His armies were undefeated through 10 years of war against the Yellow Emperor’s forces and he is view today as one of the three legendary founding fathers of China.
All 2018 1 oz Gold South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang medals listed here are available inside of protective plastic capsules from KOMSCO. Each gold medal is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and features the latest design in the Chiwoo Cheonwang series.
Chiwoos’ exploits on the field of battle earned him a legendary status in Chinese and Korean culture. He achieved such extraordinary feats that people began to refer to him as the God of War. It was believed he could control the weather to the benefit of his troops, summon fog to cloud the battlefield, and some even believe he had four eyes and six arms.
The obverse of the 2018 1 oz Gold South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang features the shield he carried into battle. On the surface of his shield is the image of Do ggae bi. This mythical beast is similar to a hobgoblin and is said to be useful in warding off evil spirits. His hideous face was often hung on the end of roofing tiles by Korean people to help keep evil spirits out of the home.
In the lower-center of the design field on the obverse is the latent security feature of KOMSCO which includes the purity of .999 fine silver. Other engravings include “Republic of Korea,” “2018,” “Fine Gold 999” and “1 Clay.”
On the reverse of the 2018 Gold South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang is the latest design of the God of War. His figure is shown on horseback as he rides into battle wielding a powerful sword to smite his enemies.
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