In the Gold South Korean Tiger Medal Series, KOMSCO started with the 1 oz gold bullion option and has grown to include 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz options as well. The most popular weights among investors in North America are the 1 oz and 1/10 oz gold options. The 2019 1 oz Gold South Korean Tiger Medal is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Medal ships to you inside of a protective presentation box with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- 4th year of release for Gold South Korean Tiger Medals!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The obverse features a Korean tiger.
- On the reverse is the Korean peninsula.
The Korean tiger is, in reality, the Siberian tiger. The largest living predatory cat, the Siberian tiger once had a range that included vast stretches of Siberia, China, Mongolia, and the Korean peninsula. The use of the term Korean tiger was limited to the Korean peninsula and referred to the Siberian tigers living on the peninsula.
Korean tigers were still living in the wilds of the Korean peninsula into the 20th century, but the decline in numbers coincided with the arrival of the Japanese on the peninsula as Imperial Japan began to expand its reach away from the Japanese home islands. During this period, Japanese hunters were largely responsible for the decline and eventual disappearance of Korean tigers in the wild.
The obverse face of 2019 1 oz Gold South Korean Tiger Medals bears the image of a Korean tiger. This ferocious specimen is growling as it exposes its sharp teeth. Four claws from one of its front paws reach forward and rips through the design field. Inscriptions on this side include the series name and date with the weight also marked.
On the reverse of the 2019 Gold South Korean Tiger Medal is the depiction of the Korean peninsula. In this design, the letters of the Hangul are used to form the shape of the peninsula. The national symbol known as the taeguk is also found on this side of the medal. The taeguk is also featured on the national flag of South Korea.
These 2019 1 oz Gold South Korean Tiger Medals are available to you for purchase inside of an individual capsule and a black presentation case. The medal comes with a black presentation case with stylized tiger artwork on the cover and a Certificate of Authenticity included with purchase. All medals are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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