The Siberian tiger is the largest predatory cat in the world today, with an average weight in males of the species at 700 lbs. That’s more than 150lbs heavier than the Bengal tiger and 250 lbs heavier than the “King of the Jungle,” the African lion. Tigers are revered in Korean culture, mythology, and folklore, making them the ideal focus of a new bullion collection from KOMSCO. Today, 2018 1 oz Silver South Korean Tiger Medals are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you housed in a protective plastic capsule, 18 to a roll, and 90 to a box.
- First-ever release of the 1 oz Silver Korean Tiger Bullion Medal!
- Mintage limited to 30,000 pieces only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Obverse bears the imposing design of a Siberian tiger on the prowl, jaws open and ready to attack.
- Reverse includes an artistic depiction of the Korean peninsula.
Some 635 historical records exist from the Joseon Dynasty of Korea that ruled the peninsula for more than 500 years from 1392 to 1897. In modern Korean culture, the tiger is regarded as a guardian with the power to ward off evil spirits and is also seen as a sacred beast that brings good luck. To Koreans, the tiger is the ultimate symbol of courage and absolute power.
The release of the 2018 1 oz Silver South Korean Tiger Medals is the first issue in the Korean Tiger Series in silver. The Korean Tigers launched in 2016 from KOMSCO available only in gold, with options as of this release year including the new 2018 1 oz Silver Tiger and three weights in a 2018 Gold Tiger.
All 2018 1 oz Silver South Korean Tiger Medals in this listing are in BU condition. Pieces in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though it is possible for minor flaws from the production process to exist. These include potential breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
On the reverse of the Silver South Korean Tiger Medal is an outline of the Korean peninsula. While most maps of the region focus on the split between the modern nations of North and South Korea, this unifying image captures the entirety of the peninsula without borders in a stylized design that features Korean language symbols. Engravings on this face feature “Republic of Korea” and “Fine Silver 999.”
The obverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver South Korean Tiger Medal includes the world’s largest predatory cat on the prowl. The tiger walks amongst a few bamboo shoots, with engravings that read “1 oz,” “2018,” and “Korean Tiger.”
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