The phoenix is one of the best-known birds in human history. It has been used to represent various different entities from religious groups and individuals to empires and emperors. In Korean culture, the phoenix was first associated with emperors and remains in use today as part of the emblem of the presidency in South Korea. Today, 2020 1 oz Silver South Korean Phoenix Medals are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of plastic flips, mint tubes of 25, or mint boxes of 250 medals!
- First release of the Silver South Korean Phoenix!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- On the obverse is a phoenix in flight.
- The reverse recreates a motif of the South Korean presidency with dual phoenixes.
- Latent security element on the obverse!
Most commonly associated with the sun, the phoenix is said to obtain a new life by rising from the ashes of the death of its predecessor. Many stories from antiquity tell of the death of a phoenix occurring in a blast of bright flames during combustion as a new bird then arises from the ashes. Over the course of time, the phoenix went beyond its association with the sun to represent time, the Roman Empire, Jesus Christ, his mother Mary, and even virginity.
All of the 2020 1 oz Silver South Korean Phoenix Medals in this product listing are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The medals are featured inside of plastic flips when purchased individually, mint tubes when purchased in multiples of 25, and boxes when purchased in multiples of 250 medals. The box includes a total of 10 tubes.
On the obverse of 2020 Silver South Korean Phoenix Medals is a depiction of the phoenix in flight. Shown as the bird is often depicted, it has long, elegant feathers on its wings and its tail. The bird flies above the nation as it watches over South Korea and carries a small orb in its beak.
This side of the coin comes with a new latent security element on the obverse from KOMSCO. Rather than creating the security element after striking with visual effects, this security element is struck into the coin with vertical lines. As you adjust your angle of viewing, the words “Bong” and “Hwang” appear alternatively. This is the Korean word for the phoenix.
The reverse side of 2020 1 oz Silver South Korean Phoenix Medals bears an image of the presidential symbol for South Korea. This dual-phoenix design has the birds on either side of the Taeguk with another phoenix head above the seal.
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