There is another new option for those who buy gold from KOMSCO and it comes in the form of a design honoring global forms of martial arts. While East Asia has various forms of martial arts that are practiced, taekwondo has a particularly deep connection to Korea as it was developed there through a combination of various regional and indigenous forms of martial arts. Right now, 2019 1 oz Gold South Korean Taekwondo Medals are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic capsule!
- First design of the Taekwondo Medals from KOMSCO!
- Mintage limited to 1,200 gold medals only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- A martial artist practices his craft on the obverse of the gold medals.
- The national symbol of the Republic of Korea is featured on the reverse of the gold medals.
Each 2019 1 oz Gold South Korean Taekwondo Medal in this product listing comes with its own protective plastic capsule. These gold medals are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and represent the first release of the global martial arts designs from KOMSCO. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art developed in the 1940s and 1950s.
The nine founding kwans in Korea, or martial arts schools, completed a collaborative effort in 1959 to develop a Korean-specific martial art. It was developed by combining karate, Chinese martial arts, and a number of different indigenous Korean martial arts traditions. Among the Korean martial arts traditions that inspired taekwondo were Taekkyon, Subak, and Gwonbeop.
On the obverse of 2019 1 oz Gold South Korean Taekwondo Medals is a martial artist practicing his craft. Taekwondo is characterized by the use of head-height kicks, spinning and jumping kicks, and a series of fast-kicking techniques. The competitive sport was part of the World Games from 1981 to 1993 and has been an official Olympic sport since 2000.
The reverse side of 2019 Gold South Korean Taekwondo Medals includes the image of the national symbol for the Republic of Korea. Known as the Taegeuk, the symbol was chosen for the first national flag back in the 1880s. The Taegeuk represents a balance in the universe, with its red half matching positive cosmic forces and the blue half representing negative cosmic forces. Since the split of the peninsula, the Taegeuk has featured on the national flag for South Korea.
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