KOMSCO’s stable of silver and gold bullion medals launched in 2016 with designs in the collections known as Chiwoo Cheonwang and Korean Tiger. In 2019, KOMSCO introduced a new series honoring the centuries-old Silla dynasty and the remarkable relics from this bygone kingdom that once ruled the Korean peninsula. Now, 2021 1 oz Gold South Korean Crowns are available to you for purchase online from Silver.com.
- Medals ship to you in protective plastic capsules or rolls of 10 medals!
- Third year of availability in the Gold South Korean Crown Series!
- Mintages are limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine gold in BU condition.
- The obverse of the medal features National Treasure No. 87, a golden crown of the Silla dynasty.
- On the reverse side is a depiction of Sam jok-o.
- Latent security visual on the obverse.
The Silla dynasty was founded by Hyeokgeose of Silla. Part of the Park family, the Silla dynasty existed for nearly 900 years. The Gyeongju Gim clan for more than half of its existence, some 586 years. The dynasty was later ruled by the Miryang Bak clan for 232 years and the Wolseong Seok clan for 172 years.
For much of its early history, the Silla dynasty was a chiefdom that ruled a small portion of the Korean peninsula. Prior to the 7th century, it controlled the Korean peninsula alongside the Baekje and Goguryeo dynasties in an organization known as the Three Kingdoms of Korea. By the end of the 7th century, the Silla dynasty had conquered the other two and ruled the entire Korean peninsula as the Unified Silla Kingdom.
The obverse of 2021 1 oz Gold South Korean Crowns features an image of National Treasury No. 87. One of the lasting relics of the Silla dynasty, more than 1,000 years after its downfall, were the gold crowns of its rulers. Several of these have been discovered and are held as National Treasures in the Republic of Korea. This particular design shows the Geumgwanchong crown, the largest gold crown from the Silla kingdom ever discovered.
On the reverse side of 2021 1 oz Gold Crowns is a depiction of Sam jok-o. A mythical bird, this three-legged crow dates back to 5000 BCE when motifs and totems depicting a bird as a Sun god were used in the cultures in the lower Yangtze River delta.
These 2021 1 oz Gold South Korean Crowns are available to you with protective plastic capsules for individual medals. Multiples of 10 encapsulated medals arrive together in sealed rolls. All medals are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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